Josephine Berry Slater on Wed, 5 Dec 2007 18:57:59 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime> 'The Spine' - data insecurity and the NHS

M | U | T | E | __ rrrrrread it!

______________________________________________05 December 07 _


The Spine

By Damian Abbott

As HM Revenue & Customs loses 25 million confidential records in the
post, the programme to introduce a centralised NHS database slouches on,
only delayed by a classically wasteful PFI project. Total data
transparency may be good for corporations and security obsessed
governments, but what does it mean for the recipients of 'joined-up
care'?, asks Damian Abbott


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