One reason the NHS should not have access to medical data
The NHS cant be trusted with your data. They really can't, they don't understand security nor would they care if they did.
The moment your information enters their system it may as well be open source.
If its not sold on to the likes of Google, its read by anyone who wants to within the organisation.
Back to my point, the NHS is not able to protect your data, every man and his dog has access to their systems. When I have worked there I have seen generic accounts being created for internal systems to "make things easier" for the operators. User1 Passw0rd
So no tracking of how reads it, no accountability, no care at all of the data that comes into their incompetent hands.
Someone I know very closely used to be a receptionist at a Doctors, she had printouts of all her friends medical information..
Seems like every couple of years you see an attempt to get our data, like the last time, to "consolidate" all data to a single datacenter or whats happening currently, trying to guilt people into handing over the data that they will already have hived the rights too off to Google
This morning on the radio some idiot was saying how 10's of thousands of lives could be saved if only they had all our data to play with. And that data is anonymised!!
Which begs the question how they will save people if they don't know who they are. Yeah yeah I know that's not what they meant, but still, I bet if I had asked the Politico what they meant they would have looked at me blankly and mumbled A.I. then accused me of treason and of having something to hide just before they head out to lunch with the rep from Zuric or Axa