New Study Is Scathing Of DeepMind’s Use Of Patient Data

Google DeepMind were in the news recently after they announced the launch of a blockchain like ledger technology for storing medical data.  Whilst I urged a degree of caution over the apparent lack of clarity as to who would own the data Google collected, it is a positive step in terms of ensuring the data is more secure.

A recent study examined the data sharing partnership between DeepMind and the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust in London in 2015, which saw 1.6 million bits of patient data opened up to the tech giant.  It suggests that whilst things like ledger technologies are great, we cannot rely on tech companies to regulate themselves in such matters, and more oversight is needed to ensure data is managed properly.

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