Form an orderly queue! Google wants your blood (and other bodily fluids). Oh and your medical records

 Alphabet’s (Google’s) life sciences division Verily has launched its public pitch for a massive, multi-year health study it’s leading, along with Duke University School of Medicine, Stanford Medicine, and Google proper. Read More

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UK watchdog “close” to verdict in DeepMind Health data consent probe

 The UK’s data protection watchdog has said it’s “close” to concluding a 10-month+ investigation into consent complaints pertaining to a patient data-sharing agreement inked between Google-owned DeepMind and the Royal Free NHS Trust which operates three hospitals in London. Read More

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DeepMind says no quick fix for verifying health data access

 Why should you trust an advertising giant with the most sensitive personal data you possess: aka your medical records? That’s the hugely sticky issue Google-owned DeepMind is facing as it seeks to embed itself into the UK’s healthcare space — a big push publicly announced in February last year. Read More

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