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UK.gov wants quick Brexit deal with EU over private data protections

The UK government has said it wants an early agreement on a post-Brexit data-sharing deal with the European Union, as well as a continued seat at the table for Blighty's data protection watchdog. In the latest of its position papers for how the UK will extricate itself from decades of EU policy, the government set out what it …
Rebecca Hill, 25 Aug 2017
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Science sugar daddy extends data-sharing policy to software

Moneybags research funder the Wellcome Trust has changed its policy on the sharing and management of research outputs to include original software, reagents and cell lines. Academics that want to get their hands on the trust's cash will have to define how they plan to manage the research outputs their work generates when they …
Rebecca Hill, 25 Jul 2017
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NHS patients must be taught to share their data, says EU lobby group

Bemoaning the results of a survey showing that more than a third of people don't trust the NHS with their personal information, a new EU-funded lobby group has stressed the need for a “new culture of openness” in allowing patient data to be shared between studies. eTRIKS, which describes itself as “the result of a …

UK.gov oughta get its data-sharing house in order before Digital Economy Bill plans

Analysis The government has a funny notion of how to tackle failure. When it comes to contracts, suppliers that have routinely messed up are handed more deals. When it comes to policy, approaches that have proved unsuccessful get dusted off and pushed with renewed vigour. The author who wrote "the definition of insanity is doing the …
Kat Hall, 19 Sep 2016

UK.gov is about to fling your data at anyone who wants it. How? Why? Shut up, pleb

Analysis The government is poised to legislate on how it intends to use your data for public services – but its woefully worded “data sharing” consultation suggests it hasn't learnt much from the ongoing controversies of Care.data. Whitehall is due to publish a response to the consultation, set out in Better Use of Data - Consultation …
Kat Hall, 13 May 2016
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Wide-ranging UK DATA SHARING moves one step closer

Comment I suspect the UK government is going to ditch the Law Commission recommendations on data sharing; this is because it wants a quick implementation of its own extensive data sharing proposals. In short, general data sharing powers are now on the political agenda again. This is the third time in a decade the government has tried …
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New UK.gov DATA SLURPING diplomat to push US telcos to share more subscriber info

The British government has appointed a senior diplomat who will act as a go-between on overseas data access jurisdiction issues, to push communication providers - particularly those based in the US - to share more information with UK spooks. The new post, created by Prime Minister David Cameron, comes after Whitehall pushed …
Kelly Fiveash, 21 Sep 2014

Care Bears... share: NHS England promises to heal careless data-sharing plans

NHS England is still reeling from accusations that the health service – among other things – allowed a consultancy outfit to pump sensitive patient data onto Google servers. Critics have argued that the apparently carefree and careless approach to sharing hospital records with private companies simply highlighted that a …
Kelly Fiveash, 6 Mar 2014
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NSW privacy exemption shares personal data with private sector

The New South Wales (NSW) Information and Privacy Commission (IPC) has issued a direction to privacy officers across the state that they are to share some personal data with the private sector. The data will come from the Department of Attorney General & Justice's files on young people who have committed an offence, which is …
Simon Sharwood, 24 Nov 2013
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UK.gov to require YOU to opt out of data-sharing plan with drug firms

Plans to share confidential NHS records with private medical researchers have been revealed by Prime Minister David Cameron. The government said in a statement yesterday that it was announcing a consultation "to change the NHS Constitution so that patient data is automatically included in clinical research, but giving patients …
Kelly Fiveash, 6 Dec 2011
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NI Auditor: Data sharing could mean more dosh for pensioners

Initiatives including new technologies have helped identify £14m in unclaimed benefit entitlements for senior citizens in Northern Ireland, according to the Uptake of Benefits by Pensioners report by the province's audit office. But Kieran Donnelly, the chief auditor, has said that data sharing could help drive this figure up …
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ICO issues draft data-sharing code

The Information Commissioner's Office is to consult about a new code of practice for sharing personal data. The data protection watchdog is to invite views about the 40-page draft code, which aims to create a model of good practice for public, private and third sector organisations. Christopher Graham, the information …
Kable, 8 Oct 2010
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Ireland to block EU-Israel data hoover

Ireland is moving to block a planned agreement on data sharing due to be signed between Israel and the European Union. Ireland's minister of justice Dermott Ahern said he was profoundly concerned about the proposed data transfer. He said Israel needed to prove its data protection principles, especially in the light of the …
John Oates, 12 Jul 2010
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Terror data handover seriously flawed

Comment The European Union has redrafted its agreement with the US Treasury which requires Europe’s financial institutions to transfer details of global financial transactions to the US. The revised Draft Agreement is to be put to the European Parliament in July for approval, despite a text containing significant privacy defects and …
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Europe exposes new data share deal with US

The European Commission has issued its draft mandate - setting the ground rules to negotiate with the US to create a data sharing agreement. This must now be approved by the European Council before negotiations can begin. US authorities got access to European finance records and more detailed information on airline passengers …
John Oates, 27 May 2010
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MEPs told to vote or else as US data row deepens

The European Parliament has been asked to vote to approve or reject the Passenger Name Record agreement with the US. The Civil Liberties Committee is likely to postpone its vote until a new template has been created, to detail what information is exchanged. The Committee also wants to lay down how the information should be …
John Oates, 8 Mar 2010
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Google turns to NSA for help in cyberattack defences

Google is detailing a new data-sharing agreement with the US National Security Agency in order to better protect itself against apparent attacks from China. Back in 2006, Google claimed lots of positive press coverage for briefly resisting requests for its search data from the Department of Justice. The firm has generally …
John Oates, 4 Feb 2010
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Minister confirms U-turn on data sharing

Justice minister Michael Wills confirmed to Parliament yesterday that clause 152 of the Coroners and Justice Bill to provide ministers with unlimited inter-department data sharing has been removed. The clauses were tacked onto an unrelated bill dealing with making certain inquests secret - this has also been amended and …
John Oates, 18 Mar 2009

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