Family doctors are concerned that the “total confidentiality” of GP consultations could be under threat from a major NHS data scheme which will see confidential patient records stored in a national database.
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Wednesday 12 June 2013
Database will include millions of records detailing individual cancers and treatments
Sunday 09 June 2013
Police and intelligence services have been sending terror suspects’ DNA to counterparts around the world with no official scrutiny over their actions, a government watchdog has warned.
Sunday 19 May 2013
The sorts of attitudes that have been extremely troubling and have undoubtedly contributed to the failures to protect children are seen now as unacceptable: that children are blamed for running away; they are seen as just difficult; sometimes it is just a relief to everybody when they are gone.
Boston bombing: Suspects' mother Zubeidat Tsarnaeva was added to terror database 18 months before bombing, officials say
Saturday 27 April 2013
US intelligence agencies added the mother of the Boston bombing suspects to a government terrorism database 18 months before the bombings, two officials said.
Friday 26 April 2013
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Boston marathon bombings suspect who was killed in a police shootout, was added to a huge database of known and suspected terrorists 18 months before the attack, it has been revealed.
Thursday 18 April 2013
In Iceland, a country with a population of 320,000 where almost everyone is distantly related, inadvertently kissing cousins is a real risk.
Thursday 18 April 2013
We've all been there. You're having dinner at your new girlfriend or boyfriend's house and getting on famously with her parents. But wait, what's that? It's an old family photograph on the mantelpiece that appears to feature your own grandpa in his youth.
Wednesday 03 April 2013
Committee highlights concerns that IT system will have trouble distinguishing between genuine and fraudulent claims
Monday 25 March 2013
Student apologises for accessing question database
Police 'protection' of celebrities 'allowed serial abusers Cyril Smith and Jimmy Savile to escape prosecution for decades'
Wednesday 20 March 2013
Information on high profile suspects was reportedly marked as 'secret' or 'restricted' and only available to a small number of officers
'Police surveillance of this kind undermines our democracy': Judges rule that action against peaceful protester John Catt was unlawful
Thursday 14 March 2013
Police face having to rethink their whole strategy for public demonstrations after judges ruled today that the surveillance they placed a peaceful protester under was unlawful.
Tuesday 12 March 2013
General Electric has nominated Mary Schapiro, a former chairman of financial regulator the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), to its board.
Tuesday 26 February 2013
Former New York police officer arrested by FBI after wife monitored his internet use; he faces life in prison
Saturday 23 February 2013
It's time police forces across the country presented a coherent and humane approach to gender recognition - for the sake of trans people and their public image
The Console: Scribblenauts Unlimited is an ambitious creation – but it needs a bit of help to become a true classic
Friday 01 February 2013
Scribblenauts Unlimited, £39.99 Wii U, 3DS, PC Nintendo
Emergency call 'started off dumb, but got pretty serious'
Britain First criticised for using actress's memory to draw attention to their 'hate-filled home page'
Thought you'd seen it all after the Jeremy Paxman interview?
Greatest mystery about the hit BBC1 show is how it continues to be made at all, writes Grace Dent
Did she really send it? And if so, what on?
"History is violent," says the US Army tank commander Don "Wardaddy" Collier
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Attacks on 'Ukip Calypso' show how skewed people’s priorities are
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 4 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo
- 5 Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella