Reply to post: Refusing police data and balances

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

Jim Whitaker

Refusing police data and balances

In a previous life part of my Information Governance job was advising others and considering some police requests directly. In a few cases our response was "No, get a court order if you want this". Mostly the request went away. On a very few occasions a court order was presented. On one occasion I remember we went to the court and challenged the order as excessive in scope. A very much more limited order was the result which we complied with.

That process seems about right to me.

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