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The right to privacy: digital data

Inquiry

Effectively sharing data across and between Government and industry has a number of potential benefits, but there are risks to doing so too. A key issue is public trust and the need for transparency with respect to how individuals’ data is used and shared. The Government’s December 2020 National Data Strategy and its more recent draft strategy, ‘data saves lives: reshaping health and social care with data’, address aspects of this. Specifically, the latter sets out an aim to “share anonymous data safely and appropriately across the entire health system”, which has raised concerns amongst patient groups and some privacy campaigners.

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