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Protect NHS patient data

People trust their healthcare providers with the most intimate kinds of personal information – and the NHS can’t do its job without that trust.

There have been a number of scandals recently about the NHS giving our medical records to companies and private healthcare corporations. Undeterred, the NHS seems poised to grant a massive contract to Palantir, a company described as one of America’s “scariest” tech giants, founded and chaired by Trump supporter Peter Thiel.

Palantir has a questionable track record, including collaborating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a controversial US agency facing allegations of separating families, wrongful detentions, and forced sterilisations.

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While NHS England claims the shared data will be “pseudonymous”, meaning that identifying details will be removed, privacy experts believe patients can be identified by piecing together bits of anonymous information. To address this, Good Law Project is working with a claimant to make sure that every patient can opt out of having their information shared with a private company like Palantir. We are looking for more claimants to join this vital challenge.

If you’d like to be part of our challenge, please contact us on Good Law Project will cover all costs and manage the work, and we can apply for anonymity orders if you’d prefer to get involved on an anonymous basis.

The more of us who stand up and say no to companies like Palantir making millions from our medical records, the safer all our data will be.

Keep our patient data safe!

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