Dr Subhajit Basu quoted in Scottish Data Strategy for Health and Social Care: Analysis of Consultation Responses
The Scottish Government is developing the first ever Data Strategy for Health and Social Care in Scotland. A public consultation for the Health and Social Care Data Strategy was launched on 16th May.
School of Law Associate Professor in Information Technology Law Dr Subhajit Basu has been quoted in the Scottish Data Strategy for Health and Social Care: Analysis of Consultation Responses. The report is an independent analysis of the responses to the Scottish Government’s public consultation to inform the development of Scotland’s first data strategy for health and social care, due for publication in early 2023.
Dr Basu is quoted on page 16, “There has to be a transparency mechanism for safeguarding patients’ interests that should only authorise the disclosure of information for the necessary ‘medical or care purposes’ of improving patient care or when disclosure is in the public interest: no less, no more, and not just because the data is merely useful” and page 47, “While it is accepted that the government relies on the private sector to innovate, a new legal framework needs to be developed by considering a cross-section of laws which includes data protection law, the law of confidentiality, IP, competition and company laws.”