Monday, December 18, 2006

The big opt out

I recently wrote to my GP asking that he not upload my family's medical records to the NHS central database or "spine" as he will be instructed by the government to do so early in the New Year.

Basically the system is very insecure and arguably in breach of data protection and other human rights laws, as beautifully articulated by Ross Anderson in a BBC radio 4 interview this morning. (You need RealPlayer to listen to it).

Ross and others are also leading a campaign to make people aware of the the situation.

1 comment:

Carlotta said...

I've just done this too. Am quite shocked that GPs were asked to shop us to the Sec of State but actually this prompted me to get going with the opt out letter!