The disaster in waiting that is the NHS’ Spine has been well known to privacy zealots for quite some time, but I’m glad to see that its not just us that are worried.
The Guardian has an article all about it.
Patients will have data uploaded … Patients do not have the right to say the information cannot be held.
But that’s OK, because
Once uploading has taken place, a government PR blitz will follow. This will be said to bring about “implied consent” to allow others view the data. Those objecting will be told that their medical care could suffer.
I’m so relieved. I don’t even have to think about whether I agree with the government anymore. They can figure out what I think just by advertising! Isn’t that great? Perhaps we should replace those pesky elections with advertising, life would be so much easier. I’m sure we’re all happy with giving our “implied consent” to Blair as dictator-for-life, aren’t we?