Concerns raised over UK sending patient Health Data to India

April 6, 2010 |

For privacy practitioners the problem with transferring data overseas is a real cause for concern. In the Daily Mail’s NHS sends confidential patients’ records to India despite pledges it would not.  The obvious problem is the lax privacy controls in India and the variable conduct of Indian companies.   The purpose for the export is to transcribe notes.  The real problem is matching files to identifiers.  The claims that the firms in India comply with current data protection has a hollow ring to it.  Unless you can enforce the laws of the land there is no point claiming there has been compliance.

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