Privacy, security and confidentiality are red hot topics in the healthcare sector. Sensitive personal data has to be kept safe from unauthorised access, misuse, corruption and loss. The law demands this and patients expect this.

This paper identifies and discusses the core legal framework for aforementioned topics in the UK and Europe, looking at how they are regulated and how the law treats failure. It also outlines what organisations are required to do in practice to protect patient data.

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