Mon, 05 Dec 2011

All your DNA are belong to us

GeneWatch UK warns about some of the risks of the David Cameron's plan to share NHS data with private companies:

[...] "Every adult and baby with a blood or tissue sample stored in the NHS could end up with details of their genetic make-up stored in a cloud-based DNA database built by stealth within the NHS" said Dr Helen Wallace, Director of GeneWatch UK. "The Prime Minister should come clean about whether sharing people's DNA and genetic information is part of his new plans. Is Google one of the private companies that will be offered access to people private information stored in the NHS? Will DNA and genetic information be shared with them or other companies without people's knowledge or consent?" [...]

Further information about the new government data sharing plans can be found on the GeneWatch UK's NHS data-sharing 2011 page.

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