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Google DeepMind App Test Broke UK Privacy Law

Patients' privacy was not protected properly when a hospital in the United Kingdom shared their data with Google, the UK's Information Commission (ICO) has ruled. The case effects 1.6 million patients' data that the...

by LibertiesEU

Patients' privacy was not protected properly when a hospital in the United Kingdom shared their data with Google, the UK's Information Commission (ICO) has ruled. The case effects 1.6 million patients' data that the UK government shared with the Google DeepMind division. The data was handed over in an early stage of an app test last year to develop and refine an alert, diagnosis and detection system that can spot when patients are at risk of developing acute kidney injury. ICO ruled that the hospital did not properly inform patients about how their medical data will be handled.