Aug 242016
 
 August 24, 2016  Featured News, Healthcare, Non-U.S.

Politico reports:

 The British government is considering plans to sell health data to private firms without patient consent, weeks after a public outcry over privacy forced it to scrap a similar scheme.

Buried in new guidelines on how to handle patient data, and barely mentioned by the Department of Health, is a recommendation that all patient data be collected from U.K. family doctors and stored centrally.

It also says that “in due course, the opt-out should not apply” — meaning that patients would no longer be given the choice to prevent their information being stored and sold.

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