Dr Ian Levy acknowledged there’s a reidentification risk with tracing technologies but said the NHS app doesn’t collect enough data to endanger privacy.
Patients whose medical information is of particular interest to international companies have already been identified, senior NHS officials claimed.
The LHCRE partnership will consult Londoners to understand their expectations around data use in an effort to win public trust.
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As part of the news, Amazon also announced number of partnerships which include enabling patients to reorder prescriptions and get updates from hospitals.
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According to some local medical committees in England, police are using subject access requests to acquire the medical histories of individuals who have applied for a firearms licence – a mechanism the ICO argues breaches data protection law.
Facebook had approached medical institutions in the United States about a proposed data-sharing agreement that would see patient records linked to social media users, it has emerged.
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