Review looks at processing NHS patient data overseas

Collins, Tony
November 2007
Computer Weekly;11/27/2007, p6
Trade Publication
The article reports that the Great Britain government is considering allowing sensitive medical records on the British National Health Services (NHS) patients to be processed overseas. The disclosure comes only days after the political storm over the government's loss of two CDs containing the personal details of all families in Great Britain with a child under 16. It is reported that a review is underway into the possibility of patient data being processed overseas by authorised organisations. NHS deputy information commissioner David Smith said that the importance of protecting people's financial records has hit the headlines, but health records often contain even more sensitive information.


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