Reply to post: Trust or right?

England's Data Guardian warns of plans to grant police access to patient data

Mike 137 Silver badge

Trust or right?

"If people feel that their information may be used in unexpected ways, for purposes they may not support, this greatly undermines the fundamental relationship of trust. [...]"

If their information may be used in unexpected ways, for purposes they may not support this is currently illegal in the EEA and the UK. The GDPR is grounded in specificity and transparency. If the UK government decides to dismantle the requirement for these, they'll effectively castrate the entire regulation.

However, in view of the UK regulator's poor record in pursuing common transparency failures observed over the last three years it's a moot point whether that hasn't effectively been done already.

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