Patient Data Makes Its Way on Facebook

by Savitha C Muppala on  October 29, 2011 at 5:27 PM General Health News
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It may come as a shock to many readers about the extent of breach of patient records, as recently, personal details and a photograph of a patient have been posted on Facebook by the NHS.
 Patient Data Makes Its Way on Facebook
Patient Data Makes Its Way on Facebook

According to the campaign group, Big Brother Watch, patient records happened to be exposed on 800 occasions during the past three years and nearly 150 NHS trusts were found to have a hand in this.

Nick Pickles, Big Brother Watch director, said: 'For details to be disclosed, maliciously accessed or lost represents serious infringements on patient privacy.'

It is imperative to make the rules strict and take stern action for those who break data protection laws.



Source: Medindia

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