Daily Archives: April 20, 2010

Stephen Glover writes in the Daily Mail, advocating an explicit opt-in for databases of personal information, including the Summary Care Record: I shouldn’t have to take the time and trouble to visit a website or fill in a form to ensure that my personal information is not put on a database. The NHS should write to me laying out the pros and cons honestly (which it certainly doesn’t) and requesting my consent before going ahead. In the Sixties, students protested about the files which universities then kept on them. These were largely academic, and by their nature could only be read by a few people in authority who had a proper reason for doing so. Yet the students went mad – going on strike, staging sit-ins and so forth. Forty years later, far more voluminous and deeply private information about us is stored online which can potentially be read by […]

Call me paranoid, but why isn’t there more outrage over ...