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Health organisations fear electronic attack

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More and more information is being electronically held. Given the recent virus infection of some major Trust this is of concern. I am not sure what to say if an astute service user asks me what safeguards are in place to protect confidential information. On the grounds of not being able to give a satisfactory response, a refusal by right may be given to part with information without some assurance. How many people are aware of the the Data Protection Act when imparting personal information to staff. I cannot recall ever informing a service usere of the data protection act, and does the 'consent to share information' adequately inform them of this. If i sign up for things on line I am usually requested to read terms and conditions, then given options as to whether or not I want to share information with carefully vetted organisations etc.

Posted date

30 March, 2009

Posted time

6:34 pm

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