Leaked document reveals Google has access to millions of patient records

patientrecords_web_1024A leaked document has revealed that Google has been given access to 1.6 million patients’ records by the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) – including full names and patient histories.

The records were handed over as part of a collaboration that will allow Google’s artificial intelligence company DeepMind to create an early warning app for kidney injuries. But New Scientist has now uncovered a document outlining the agreement, which reveals that the tech giant has access to far more sensitive data than was initially disclosed.

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