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Re: NHS website letting facebook track people's illnesses

From: Graham Steel <graham.steel@inria.fr>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 14:56:44 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTinKxUUj2DYYgazrwKKFmwXCt9EZgBuya007tNa5@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mischa Tuffield <mischa.tuffield@garlik.com>
Cc: public-privacy@w3.org
Have you seen "Patients like me"?

e.g.

 http://www.patientslikeme.com/epilepsy/patients?s[exclude_deceased]=1&s[t]=3700


On 19 November 2010 13:32, Mischa Tuffield <mischa.tuffield@garlik.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Just a note to say that I feel that there should be more transparency on
> facebook's end to inform developers that the "social features" available to
> them via the "Like" button, is an ad tracking tool, I have written about my
> views on this [1] in the past.
> The reason I am bring this up again, is because today I noticed that the
> nhs.uk website, has facebook like buttons on their pages for illness (e..g.
> [2]) , and I feel this is a massive breach of privacy. It is one this for
> rottentomatoes to host this ad tracking feature, and it is something
> completely different for the UK's national health service to do so.
> I have tried to find the chief privacy officer for the NHS to no avail, and
> am currently in the process of making an official complaint, sending a
> Freedom Of Information request to the NHS asking them for minutes of the
> meetings when this discussion was made, as well putting together a more
> detailed blog post stating where your information gets leaked to, when you
> use the nhs website.
> Just thought I would let you guys know, and would ask what your opinions are
> to me doing this?
> Mischa
> [1] http://mmt.me.uk/blog/2010/07/30/the-facebook-like-button/
> [2] http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/sexualhealth/pages/abortionyouroptions.aspx
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