Patient privacy fears as US spy tech firm Palantir wins £480m NHS contract

Awarding of contract to create new data platform prompts immediate concerns about security of medical records

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The NHS has caused controversy by handing the US spy technology company Palantir a £480m contract to create a new data platform, triggering fears about the privacy of patients’ medical details.

The move immediately prompted concerns about the security and privacy of patient medical records and the suitability of Palantir to be given access to and oversight of such sensitive material.

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