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NHS’s care.data scheme is cautionary tale for safe data use, say MPs

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7324 (Published 28 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7324
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

Mistakes made by the government over its care.data scheme should serve as a cautionary tale in efforts to make data systems clearer and safer, MPs have said.

MPs on the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee published a report on 28 November that called on social media companies and the government to simplify terms and conditions over use of personal data.1 Millions of people globally had signed up to social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, said the MPs, resulting …

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