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NHS accused of breaching doctor-patient confidentiality for helping Home Office target foreigners

The Home Office is facing a legal challenge over claims NHS data-sharing violates patients’ right to privacy under the Human Rights Act. A memorandum of understanding published in January gave the Home Office access to confidential patient information to aid immigration enforcement. It was published without consultation with NHS staff, medical organisations or the public.

Source: NHS accused of breaching doctor-patient confidentiality for helping Home Office target foreigners | The Independent

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