Journal article

Reasonable Expectations of Privacy and Disclosure of Health Data

Mark Taylor, James Wilson

Medical Law Review | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2020

Abstract

In one prominent case, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust shared the records of 1.6 million NHS patients with DeepMind for the development and testing of an App for detecting acute kidney injury, it argued, on the basis of implied consent for direct care. This was despite the fact that at the time that the data was shared, no steps were taken to make patients aware of this fact, and that only a small percentage of the 1.6 million patients would ever develop an acute kidney injury.

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