UK NHS to share data causing data privacy concerns among patients


NHS UK has made a public announcement yesterday that it is going to share the data of its patients with third parties that are involved in AI-based research and development programs that benefit the field of Medicine. However, the patients have the option of opting out of this latest update, provided they fill in a form a submit it to their GP Clinic before June 23rd, 2021, respectively.

Thus, going forward, NHS will be sharing the information of its 55 million patients in England who often visit their general practitioner clinic for treatments. The objective of information sharing is to allow academics and commercial 3rd party businesses to use that data in the research and planning of new drugs and future innovation of Medicines.

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