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.