The Information Commissioner’s Office has reminded NHS staff about the serious consequences of prying into patients’ medical records without a valid reason, after a ‘nosy’ Essex midwifery assistant was fined.
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DeepMind Health’s independent review panel has found the company should be held to higher account due its Google links and should engage the public more.
The ICO has found the 1.6 million patient records shared between the Royal Free and Google’s DeepMind did not comply with data protection law.
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In the first of our new monthly cybersecurity news round-ups, we report on limited confidence in medical device security, fines for data protection breaches, and the news that healthcare is responsible for most data protection incidents in the UK.
Instant messaging platforms, particularly Whatsapp, are widely used by doctors and clinical teams for quick and easy communications, but they are not compliant with NHS information governance requirements, Dr Felix Jackson outlines the problems.
Could the impending implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) be the catalyst for strengthened cybersecurity in the NHS? Davey thinks so.
The Information Commissioner’s Office has created a new set of online tools in reaction to concerning finds from health data audits.
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TPP founder Frank Hester has waded defiantly into the growing controversy about how his company shares patients GP records across the NHS.
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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) says thousands of GPs should not switch off “enhanced” information sharing, despite ongoing concerns.