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

Boo Radley

Problematic At a Minimum

What if I share with my doctor that I use illicit substances? Could the police use that info to secure a search warrant for my residence, so they could arrest and imprison me?

What about if I share that I'm gay, for instance if I had HIV, could a future authoritarian regime then come after me for persecution?

Just two instances that I thought of, I'm sure there are as many reasons to keep one's medical info private as there are people needing medical care. It's a bad idea all around.

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