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Amazon is Getting Free Access to NHS Medical Data

“As fear mounts in the UK at the prospect of the NHS being sold in part or in whole to the US, the government has decided to give Amazon access to National Health Service data for free.

“The arrangement means that Amazon will be able to access ‘healthcare information, including … symptoms, causes, and definitions’. The tech giant will be able to use the data in conjunction with Alexa to enable users to get medical help and advice via the digital assistant.”

Details may be found in an article by Mark Wyciślik-Wilson in the BetaNews web site at: https://betanews.com/2019/12/09/amazon-nhs-data/.

Categories: Offline Privacy & Security

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