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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