Data protection

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WhatsApp boss decries attacks on encryption as Orwellian
Will Cathcart likens governments’ stance to insisting a 1984 telescreen be installed in every living room

Alex Hern

14, Jun, 2021 @6:02 AM

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UK government admits ministers can use self-deleting messages
Exclusive: Civil servants also able to delete messages instantly, as fears grow about accountability

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

13, Jun, 2021 @4:00 PM

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How your medical data can save lives | Letters
It is easy to mistrust big data collection, but for health the benefits are well established

13, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Why I back the NHS patient data-sharing plan | Polly Toynbee
The benefits could be immense – just look at the Covid vaccine. But this proposal needs cast-iron assurances, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

11, Jun, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Why has the NHS patient data-sharing scheme been pushed back?
Analysis: doctors’ groups and Labour say there has been a lack of consultation over major overhaul

Peter Walker Political correspondent

08, Jun, 2021 @4:54 PM

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Labour asks NHS and Matt Hancock to pause plans for sharing patient data
Shadow health minister Alex Norris and doctors’ groups believe proposals risk undermining trust in GPs

Peter Walker Political correspondent

06, Jun, 2021 @9:30 PM

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The NHS data grab: why we should be concerned about plans for GPs’ records | Letters
Letters: Alan Rector believes NHS data is a major resource for medical research, but the scheme needs safeguards. Plus letters from Irene Stratton, Alison Macfarlane, Robert Oulton and Celia Berridge

Letters

06, Jun, 2021 @5:18 PM

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The Tories have worked out how to pull off an NHS data grab: do it during a pandemic | Marina Hyde
Taking data from patients in England was so unpopular in 2014 it was shelved. Now it’s happening without the scrutiny, says Guardian columnist Marina Hyde

Marina Hyde

04, Jun, 2021 @1:17 PM

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Your medical records are about to be given away. As GPs, we’re fighting back | Ameen Kamlana
GPs in England have been told to hand over all patient data to NHS Digital, says GP Ameen Kamlana

Ameen Kamlana

03, Jun, 2021 @10:56 AM

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GPs urged to refuse to hand over patient details to NHS Digital
Senior doctors call on colleagues not to share personal data, in effort to buy time to raise awareness of plans

Damien Gayle

01, Jun, 2021 @11:39 AM

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GPs warn over plans to share patient data with third parties in England
Doctors say NHS Digital’s proposals could erode the relationship between them and their patients

Sarah Marsh

30, May, 2021 @1:26 PM

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Data isn’t oil, whatever tech commentators tell you: it’s people’s lives | John Naughton
The pervasive metaphor likening information to crude obscures the reality of surveillance capitalism

John Naughton

29, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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