22 Nov ICO Backs Development of Medical Data Privacy Tool
The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has recently committed £82,500 in funding for the development of a tool for secure sharing of medical data.
Jim Longstaff, reader in Computing at Teesside University, reveals that their research intends to yield a privacy tool and user interface that can elicit consent from users for the purposes of accessing their health and social records, as well as provide appropriate information and reassurances to both patients and healthcare professionals.
The project is one of four that were chosen out of a total of 117 applications submitted to ICO’s grant program which was launched last June.
Source: UK Authority