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Iceland's medical database is insecure

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 03 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:59
  1. Ross Anderson, Lecturer (
  1. Cambridge University Computer Laboratory, Cambridge CB2 3QG

    EDITOR—Ragnarsson states that personally identifiable data cannot be linked to medical data held in the proposed Icelandic central database, as “it is made impossible through encryption.”1 This is not so. I evaluated the design of the database on …

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