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Be on your guard over maintaining data security and patient confidentiality, says Dr Neil Paul.
A hot topic this month is the furore about hackers targeting minor and major celebrities' and politicians' mobile phones.
Not only has this brought data security back into the news. It has shown that not all data loss is accidental. Some clever individuals have obtained personal data by foul means.
But what has any of this got to do with GPs?
The black arts
According to a story called 'Masters of the black arts' (The Guardian, 10 July; online at www.guardian.co.uk), there are private investigators specialising in obtaining individuals' medical …