Oh God, Here We Go Again

Nicholas Bohm nbohm at ernest.net
Wed Oct 20 11:33:59 BST 2010

 On 20/10/2010 00:19, Peter Tomlinson wrote:
> Ian Batten wrote:
>> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11566123
> Not until we get strong eID and a promise of professional oversight of
> the security of all the NHS systems.
> DoH is part of the Cabinet Office push for ideas about securing
> Directgov - the two OJEU notices, the second one being available at:
> http://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:284032-2010:TEXT:EN:HTML

If I can get access to my records from anywhere, then my spouse,
prospective employer, etc, etc, can demand a peek which it may be unduly
hard to refuse.  If I can get at the records only from a terminal I have
to queue for at the surgery, perhaps in the presence of the practice
manager/nurse/whatever, then the would-be peekers probably won't bother.

I doubt if there's a technical fix for this (well, duress codes omitted,
I suppose, to exhibit a sanitised version; but never in the real world
for the general public).

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