May 12, 2022
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Author of review into aborted GP data sharing in England opted out of scheme

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Prof Ben Goldacre cited risks of deanonymisation as his main reason for withdrawing his consent

The author of a government review into medical data sharing personally opted out of the aborted plan to share GP health data, a parliamentary committee has heard.

Prof Ben Goldacre, a former Guardian columnist and the author of the Goldacre Review, exercised his right to opt out of the Government’s General Practice Data for Planning and Research scheme, he told the Commons Science and Technology committee, because he was concerned about the risks of deanonymisation.

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