European Data Protection Digest

AKI Investigating Information System

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—ESTONIA

August 12, 2011

The Data Protection Inspectorate (AKI) is conducting an audit of Estonia's Internet-based healthcare information system following concerns about easy access to data and the potential for it to be misused, ERR News reports. Referencing fears raised by individuals, doctors and groups such as the Patients Advocacy Association around the ability for any healthcare employee to access patients' medical histories, the report notes that AKI has said "an aura of doubt and suspicion around such a vital information system cannot be allowed to remain."
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