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87% of UK Adults Don’t Trust Big Tech Firms to Handle Health Data

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The majority of the public would not trust NHS patient data being in the hands of multinational tech giants, even if it is anonymized, a survey suggests.

Only 13 percent of the 2081 UK adults surveyed by YouGov claimed they could trust multinational big tech companies to handle anonymised NHS patient data in a confidential manner, with 76 percent saying they do not support such information being analysed in countries which may have different laws governing data security and confidentiality to the UK.

While seven in 10 people acknowledged that sharing anonymous patient data could improve healthcare and help develop more effective treatments, the same amount indicated that they would feel more comfortable with research undertaken by organisations such as universities and companies regulated and residing in the UK.

Curated from Techerati

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