Scottish Green MSPs today (3 March) welcomed confirmation from the Scottish Government that plans to open up the NHS Central Register to other public bodies have been dropped.
Green MSPs had warned that data security, privacy and civil liberties were at serious risk and had challenged Scottish Ministers over the proposal.
Patrick Harvie MSP, Scottish Greens co-convener, said:
“Allowing wider public sector access to data from the NHS central register sounded like an ID database in all but name. It's good to see the Scottish Government backing down.