Chapter 8

Privacy and Health

Abstract

This chapter explores the privacy implications of allowing health organizations to store and manipulate patient data. It examines the UK’s care.data programme in detail, explaining the differences between and dangers inherent in anonymized, pseudonymized, aggregate and identifiable data. It also looks into Obamacare in the US, and in particular the Healthcare.gov website which for a time was enabling commercial organizations to suck up personal information from its visitors.

Keywords

Health
privacy
security
government
data
NHS
care.data
Obamacare
HSCIC
Caldicott
ICO
NPfIT

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