Concern over patient data regulation

A number of medical and ethics groups are concerned that pending regulations will make it possible for public authorities to use patient data for “political and administrative purposes”.

The groups noted that the types of information in question is normally covered by patient confidentiality laws because they are linked to individuals’ CPR numbers.

They say the regulation should not be adopted. Currently patient data is only permitted for use in treatment and research. 


SEE RELATED: Doctors warn of health data abuse