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You, your family, your friends and your colleagues

As we mentioned in previous sections, we respect the privacy of all who use the Connected Care Personal Health Record service and work to ensure that all data that is shared with us and processed by us is treated with respect.

However, you will also need to consider your privacy in the context of your family, friends and colleagues.  When thinking about your responsibility for the security of how you access the Connected Care Personal Health Record service, points for you to consider include:

  1. Are you happy for any of them (your family, friends and colleagues) to be able to access your data?
  2. If you are and you provide them with access to your data the people you give access to will be able to see everything you can see and do everything you can do.
  3. If you choose not to share your data with family, friends and colleagues you will also need to consider:
    1. How you keep your credentials, passwords and PINs secure.
    2. If there is shared access to the equipment used to access the Connected Care Personal Health Record service what steps you can take to ensure that your data is not visible or accessible to someone who uses the shared smartphone, tablet or computer after you. Steps you can take include:
      1. Not using shared equipment.
      2. When accessing the Connected Care Personal Health Record service with a web browser doing so by means of “private” browser sessions.
      3. Clearing the web-browser “cache” after you log out of the service.
    3. You should also consider who can also view your data while you access the Connected Care Personal Health Record service.