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Google gets green light to access five years of NHS patient data


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Google gets green light to access five years of NHS patient data

Technology 17 October 2019 By Adam Vaughan Some NHS hospitals have an agreement to share data with GoogleEd Crowther Places / Alamy Stock PhotoGoogle will receive five years’ worth of NHS patients’ sensitive records under the terms of a deal signed last month, despite controversy over similar contracts in the past. The extent to which…

Google gets green light to access five years of NHS patient data









Technology



17 October 2019

By Adam Vaughan

Musgrove Park Hospital

Some NHS hospitals have an agreement to share data with Google

Ed Crowther Places / Alamy Stock Photo

Google will receive five years’ worth of NHS patients’ sensitive records under the terms of a deal signed last month, despite controversy over similar contracts in the past.

The extent to which patient data has been shared between an NHS trust in England and AI company DeepMind was first revealed by New Scientist in 2016 and later ruled that it failed to comply with the law by the data watchdog for failures over informing patients.

However other NHS trusts went on …

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