UK: Police want right to see medical records without consent

Vickram Dodd reports:

Sir Peter Fahy says privacy concerns which either deny officers access to information or slow the process down cost police money and time.

Police want new and expanded rights to access medical records and other confidential data without an individual’s consent, a senior police chief has told the Guardian.

Sir Peter Fahy, the Greater Manchester chief constable, said the extra access to sensitive data was needed to help police cope with growing numbers of vulnerable people.

Read more on The Guardian.  What Fahy is proposing goes even further than the excerpt above suggests – and that’s bad enough.


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