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Tackling the new NHS data protection standards

Paul Heath, regional director, UK&I Public Sector at McAfee, discusses the requirements of the government’s new data protection framework and the steps health and care organisations can take to meet them. The cybersecurity risk to healthcare organisations has been realised over the course of the past year, with not only WannaCry disrupting the services at…

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Google Deepmind data deal with NHS “inappropriate”

The sharing of 1.6 million patient records between the Royal Free hospital and Google’s artificial subsidiary unit Deepmind has been criticised by the National Data Guardian, dame Fiona Caldicott. In a letter leaked to Sky News, Caldicott writes to medical director of the Royal Free Hospital, professor Stephen Prowis, stating that the transfer of 1.6…

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NHS deal with DeepMind criticised over use of patient data

A deal between Royal Free trust and Google’s artificial intelligence subsidiary DeepMind, has been criticised in an academic paper for its lack of transparency regarding its use of patient data. The two companies first started working together in 2016 on a project that would help patients suffering from acute kidney injury (AKI). The project involved…

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