The biggest challenge for the UK government with its proposed National Health Service app will be how to guarantee reasonable levels of security for patients' data.
The National Health Service recently shared the medical records of 150,000 patients who had specifically opted not to have their data used in research. A software glitch, undetected for three years, has been blamed for the error.
A long history of government bureaucracies losing or compromising tranches of sensitive data suggests that much work will be needed to seal off data from outside intrusion.
The recent record of parliamentary committees dealing...
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