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Royal Society of Medicine Data Security London
September 24, 2018
Health Data: who owns it and how to keep it safe – This is an important meeting and an area that all medical professionals need to be aware of, especially following the impact of recent hostile UK cyber attacks on medical data, such as Wannacry, and other malware on the NHS. Also, recent revelations of personal data usage by social media platforms and the newly implemented GDPR privacy legislation, are exploiting those who refuse or are turning a blind eye to cybersecurity.
why is it important to protect medical data?
This meeting helps delegates understand the current subject of why it is important to keep sensitive medical information safe, and the implications to patients, clinicians and providers if they do not follow, or adhere to certain security guidelines to safeguard sensitive personal data.
Presentations from the UK’s famous National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Estonian government, and other security professionals will provide insightful knowledge on, health records, blockchain and a practical demonstration of the implications of poor security on medical devices.
Delegates will get the chance to discuss and debate the ownership of people’s medical data from different perspectives including the patient, pharmaceutical companies, and the NHS.
- How to undertake good security practice to protect patient data and yourself
- The implications of GDPR on patient and personal data
Royal Society of Medicine Data Security
The Royal Society of Medicine is one of the UK’s major providers of postgraduate medical education. Independent and apolitical, the Society provides a neutral platform for informed debate about important, often controversial, healthcare topics.