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BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
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Details update form and the Data Protection Act 1998

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Electronic anxieties

Adrian S. Blaj, Psychiatrist
14 September 2004

Sir: One can easily understand Carl’s anxieties (Littlejohn, 2004) inrelation to difficulties encountered completing the recent request from the College. There are very real and legitimate concerns undoubtedly shared in one form or another by many of us. As a member of the cyberspace community myself and 'owner' of several newsgroups, I naturally share similar thoughts in respect of possible risks and, of course, litigation. I cheer myself up thinking that in any case the 'Big Brother' is here to stay and one cannot afford to ignore the overwhelming advantages offered by the current revolution in the field of information technology. After all the individual's financial banking transactions, insurance details, DVLA details, credit rating, GP medical records, Inland Revenue records, etc, could potentially become available to certain interested third parties. Furthermore the electronic mail and cyberfootprints could well be monitored by, say, employers or Internet Service Providers. In these circumstances, I do not think it would be unreasonable to comply with the College request; if we do not trust the club we financially back up, who else? The padlock is there for honest people not for thieves!

Adrian S. Blaj Department of Psychiatry Chase Farm Hospital The Ridgeway Enfield Middlesex EN2 8JL

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LITTLEJOHNS, C. S. and JAGO, D. (2004) Details update form and the Data Protection Act 1998 (correspondence) Psychiatric Bulletin, 28, 342
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