Data protection registrar calls for culture of privacy

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 29 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:919
  1. Douglas Carnall
  1. BMJ

    The data protection registrar has called on the medical profession to adopt a culture of data privacy.

    Speaking at a conference on healthcare computing in Harrogate last week, Ms Elizabeth France argued that the use of “pseudonymised data” could address some of the problems caused by the need for confidential medical data to be transferred within the NHS.

    Can the Data Protection Act provide sufficient safeguards for medical privacy in the NHS-wide network?


    Many of the processes in the NHS internal market …

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