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TRADE IN MEDICAL RECORDS AND DAILY MAIL INVESTIGATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 46: tabled on 27 May 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 23 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House views with the gravest of concerns the recent revelations by the Daily Mail's Investigation Unit of the trade in personal data, particularly health records; notes that the medical records of thousands of people, including details on sick and disabled individuals, are being secretly sold on for as little as 19 pence, with apparently no checks on cold callers and fraudsters who are often looking to target the most vulnerable; further notes that Pharmacy2U, an online prescription service, which is the country's leading NHS approved online pharmacy, has sold patients' information to marketing companies without their knowledge; welcomes the announcement by the Office of Information Commissioner of an in-depth investigation; and calls again on the Secretary of State for Health to review the safeguards in place for the re-launch of care.data, the Government's flagship patient record sharing scheme, in light of NHS England's repeated but unconvincing assurances that no leakage of medical data is possible.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.