Citizen’s Most Sensitive Personal Data Up for Sale?

The UK’s National Health Service (NHS), by virtue of the business it’s in, has access and control over some of the citizens’ most sensitive personal data.

Now reports say that a deal the country is seeking to reach with US company Palantir means that this data could be sold – but this would be the decision of the UK government.

This explanation of the situation around the contract estimated at half a billion pounds came from Palantir co-founder Alex Karp. UK Science Secretary Michelle Donelan, meanwhile, is not denying that this data might be up for “use” – but only if patients consent, apparently.

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