Trust in data: about to be compromised?

This story just caught my eye, as there's that interesting balance between privacy in research and open-ness - this time with legal ramifications. Surely in exposing the data, they will be breaching other privacy laws - e.g. they would have collected the data for a specific purpose, and contract said 'data not to be released until after death'... Quite concerning. The folk tale about the academic who accidentally deleted his data is older than the…