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Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, iMessage use at UK NHS adds new security concerns

A majority of UK National Health Service (NHS) trusts have no official policies to discourage the use of consumer messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger among clinicians and staff, according to a new report by CommonTime. The study also found that many trusts do not provide more secure alternatives for staff to use, presenting clear privacy risks. This is the latest in a series of negative reports on NHS security, highlighting the need for more funding and stricter policies on app usage.

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