European Data Protection Digest

Doctors Union Says Members Concerned about E-mail Breaches

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—UK

June 7, 2012

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) says it is being contacted by medical professionals who are worried about how to remedy data breaches, BBC News reports. The MDU’s members make up more than 50 percent of UK hospital doctors and general practitioners. MDU says doctors are concerned about such breaches as sending an e-mail to the wrong person and revealing confidential information. The chief executive at the Patients Association says the association has received complaints from patients about general practitioners’ use of texts or e-mails, the report states.
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