NHS loses patient data

Yes, these fantastic guys in the UK keep on building huge centralised databases: The NHS has had data of around 10,000 patients compromised in around 135 seperate incidents – last year alone!

In the Netherlands, they’ll be starting a system like this in 2009. Fortunately you can opt out here

If you live in NL, then you might want to remove yourself from the Vecozo database, which lists centralizes all insurance data on people in NL. There is no direct way to remove yourself from this, but you can try the contact page

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