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Experts warn of mobile phone access : concern for sensitive health data

adhere To the mass publication of private data of politicians and Celebrities on the Internet are now also warning against a too-carefree digitization of the health care system according to. The Problem with health data and digital patient file is the Central storage, is the speaker for privacy and IT security of the Gesellschaft für Informatik, Hartmut Pohl told the daily mirror. In spite of all the encryption, it's not no one hundred percent certainty that they came sometime in the Public.

"The people run into a trap,"

criticism of the security expert expressed mainly on the demand of the Minister of health, Jens Spahn, to allow patients on a voluntary Basis, a less secure access to their patient records via a Smartphone or Tablet. He can see in this quote "a seduction of the citizen," said Pohl. "People are walking into a trap, you can't assess the risk."

A backup is very time-consuming and often stay due to lack of time or expertise. In addition, mobile devices were not certified because of their many points of attack "for good reason by the Federal office for security in information technology". For sensitive patient data, such access was "far too unsafe".

doctors warn of "Spahn sense"

The Bavarian physicians Association, called the currently known data Theft a "last Wake-up call" to stop the "Spahn sense" of an electronic patient record. If there is already today a simple hacker could crack attacks, the security concepts of health Apps and digital platforms of Vivy and co. effortlessly, threatened in Central storage and Online retrieval of all the health data in a couple of years, "huge privacy problem," said the Association's expert, Karl Ebert Eder.

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Also, the kassenärztliche bundesvereinigung in their skepticism confirmed. The incidents clearly showed that "digitization is not a panacea," said Chairman Andreas streets. "Just because we question things, we are not automatically blocker, as of the policy is accused of." Thus, the functionary turned explicitly against Statements of the Minister of state for digitization, Dorothee Bär.

Numerous safety deficiencies on the already available patient records

The CSU politician had demanded compromises in the protection of patient data and critical Physicians, to be afraid of more transparency. "This kind of transparency, as it is now been by a Hacker created may not have meant to the Minister of state", scoffed the streets. The Physicians supported the digitization where she was for practices and patients useful. However, for sensitive health data, for the first time a powerful network needed to be created in the whole of Germany. "It is not enough to simply demand digitisation without concepts."

At a Congress of the Chaos Computer club in Leipzig, the computer scientist Martin Tschirsich had recently made numerous safety deficiencies of a number of on the market or in the testing of the electronic health records carefully. Security is a competitive disadvantage that was his finding. Had objected to the computer scientists, such as in the health acts of "Vivy" insufficient Session-IDs during the data transmission, to simple PINs and weaknesses in the defense of so-called Phishing. In addition, users could send documents malicious software to Physicians and their computer hacking.

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