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 July 23, 2015  Healthcare, Non-U.S.

Alex Matthews-King reports:

Insurance companies requesting GPs release their patient’s entire medical record under the Data Protection Act are abusing fundamental rights enshrined in EU law, the Information Commissioner’s Office has ruled.

GPs are no longer obliged to comply with requests from insurers even when a patient has given consent and could even be in breach of the law themselves, the Information Commissioner said in a letter to the Association of British Insurers seen by Pulse.

Read more on Pulse.

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