Google has access to medical data of 1.6M UK patients

DeepMind wants to help doctors identify kidney problems earlier using its Streams app. DeepMind Google knows more about some British citizens than previously thought.A formerly undisclosed data-sharing agreement between Google and the UK’s state-run National Health Service was revealed in a document published Friday by New Scientist. Under the agreement, vast swaths of data regarding 1.6 million patients at London hospitals are passed to Google-owned artificial intelligence company DeepMind as part of a research program. The program focuses on designing a kidney analysis tool. Three London hospitals provided DeepMind with information about patients that also included data on HIV status, recorded overdoses and abortions. It also includes the results of some pathology and radiology tests.The data can’t be used to identify individual patients but raises questions about the privacy of…

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