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Legislation will prevent patient data being sold outside the health service, says Hunt


Readers of the Guardian 17th March will be taken aback by the blatant dishonesty concerning the amount of data already being 'shared' with commercial companies without the knowledge or obviously consent of the public. There must be thousands of employees involved in passing on this information...where are the whistleblowers? Where is any concept of ethical standards being protected in UK? Barbara Keeley labour MP is calling for an audit to discover how much confidential information has aready been passed on to commercial firms and this surely will or should reveal - who authorised it? Anybody out there prepared to speak out anonymously? the Guardian's article is to be applauded just a shame they seem more concerned with possible leaks about politicians' health data than others.

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19 Mar 2014

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