Whose got the data?

As more and more NHS hospitals continue to capture our patient data into the NHS database, it has now come to light that over 4 million items of personal data have been lost over the past year from various government departments – this does not include the infamous case of the 25 million child benefits claimants last November lost on two unencrypted discs.

I don’t have anything to hide in my personal data file, but I do wonder who is going to be able to casually browse through mine and anyone else’s and how many memory sticks I’ll be left laying around on as a discarded record, seemingly just another UK lost data record.

The government has got to make sure that we feel very confident that our data is safe and cannot be misused in any way.

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