Tag Archives: data

Pharmacy 2U (and others)

NHS-approved online pharmacy fined for selling off personal data of 20,000 patients

(from http://www.nationalhealthexecutive.com/)
 

The UK’s largest NHS-approved online pharmacy, Pharmacy2U, has been issued a £130,000 fine by the Information Commissioner’s Officer (ICO) for selling patients’ and customers’ personal data via direct marketers.

Through a marketing company called Alchemy Direct Media Ltd, Pharmacy2U senior executives unlawfully sold the personal data of over 21,000 NHS patients and online customers either directly or through intermediaries, including their names and addresses.

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IT Security Concepts

IT Security Concepts

Introduction

This document is an attempt to formulate basic reasoning behind security technologies, we should employ. It is not trying to analyse the actual techniques used and tries to stay away from technology comparisons. I apologize for some of the analogies that may sound infantile. The reason for this is two-fold: it may help to explain the concept to a non-technical reader, but also, I found that using simple analogies may sometimes expose holes in our thinking.

Why use security systems

It is quite obvious that any security system has a cost, not only in terms of cash, but also – more significantly –

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Stop watching us – Useful addons for Firefox

You can’t fully block NSA surveillance, but some tools make it harder for others to track you. Start taking control of your personal information today. It’s easy to get started! https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/collections/abine/stop-watching-us/

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Don’t worry we have nothing to hide, or do we?

Nothing to hide

When the government gathers or analyzes personal information, many people say they’re not worried. “I’ve got nothing to hide,” they declare. “Only if you’re doing something wrong should you worry, and then you don’t deserve to keep it private.”

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What happens when data gets lost from the cloud?

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We talked and talked about the need to protect your data – in the cloud or not.

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