lundi 3 juillet 2017

Sharing of patient data between Royal Free hospital and Google DeepMind breached Data Protection Act

A partnership between London's Royal Free hospital and DeepMind resulted in a breach of the Data Protection Act, an investigation by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has concluded. The personal data of more than 1.6 million patients was transferred to the Google subsidiary as part of the creation of Streams, an app to diagnose and detect acute kidney injury. The ICO found that patients were not properly informed about how their data would be used, and highlighted a "number of shortcomings" in the way data was handled. The ICO was unhappy with the fact that app testing was carried out… [Continue Reading]

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