All hospitals in Sweden breaking law on handling patient data

Swedish public service radio reports on lack of protection of patient privacy with e.g. unauthorised staff having access to confidential patient data

The issue of data protection and its breaches in healthcare is rather complex, and not exclusively technical.

It would be very interesting to witness a debate sprouting about the sense and scopes of data protection, but what we mostly have is a polarisation around data secrecy, and data sharing.

It is not possible to devise a set of rules (arbitrarily complicated) capable of consistently operate across all settings of care and life, remaining aligned with the reasons and goals those data were produced for in the first place.