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GREENS CALL FOR PRIVACY ASSESSMENT OF NHS DATABASE

Ahead of today’s Scottish Parliament debate (Wed 4 Mar) on plans to open up the NHS Central Register to other public bodies, the Scottish Green MSPs are warning that data security, privacy and civil liberties are at serious risk.PH smart for web

Green MSP Patrick Harvie raised concerns about the proposal with Deputy First Minister John Swinney last month, and this week arranged a meeting between the DFM and campaigners from the Open Rights Group, at which alternative approaches were set out.…

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Bring The Railways Back Into Public Hands

We’ve launched a petition calling for all railway companies and rolling stock to be taken back into public hands as East Coast is handed over to private firms Virgin and Stagecoach.SGP-railway-A6_feb15-v2

Since rail privatisation in the 1990s fares have risen sharply, taking them well above the European averages.

East Coast, before George Osborne handed it to Virgin/Stagecoach, returned a surplus of over £200m to the public purse.…

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