Just as Richard Thomas, the government’s information commissioner, is warning that Britain is sleep walking into a surveillance state I note this article on electronic patient records in the Guardian  It states:

Millions of personal medical records are to be uploaded regardless of  patients’ wishes to a central national  database from where information can be made available to police and security services, the Guardian has learned.

This is no surprise. Having previously written this  back in 2001, I have long feared what the Guardian is now alluding to.

Mark my words, electronic patients records in the hands of “joined up government” really will turn out to be a nightmare.