European Data Protection Digest

Health Committee: Privacy Should Not Impede Progress

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—UK

May 2, 2013

Stephen Dorrell, head of the Parliamentary Health Select Committee and former secretary of state for health, says that the interest in securing patients’ medical information should not hinder the progress made by such unlimited data, The Telegraph reports. Dorrell was speaking at an Age UK conference in London when he made the comments and stressed that the NHS should not ignore "one of the most powerful tools at our disposal," adding fear should not stand in the way of progress.
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