ZOE Covid-19 Symptom Study app awarded £2m government grant -

ZOE Covid-19 Symptom Study app awarded £2m government grant

ZOE Covid-19 Symptom Study app awarded £2m government grant. A £2million grant is to be given to the ZOE Covid-19 Symptom Study app by the UK government to support its data collection. Launched in March 2020, the ZOE app is used by participants who regularly report on their health and symptoms and whether they have tested positive[…]

Data from NHS contact-tracing app ‘to be kept for research purposes’ -

Data from NHS contact-tracing app ‘to be kept for research purposes’

Data from NHS contact-tracing app ‘to be kept for research purposes’. A portion of data collected by the NHS contact-tracing app will be kept for research purposes when the Covid-19 pandemic is over, NHSX has confirmed. Concerns about privacy and the use of data have been rampant since it was announced central NHS would be[…]

Patient data sent to global drug companies ‘may not be anonymous’ -

Patient data sent to global drug companies ‘may not be anonymous’

Patient data sent to global drug companies ‘may not be anonymous’ The data of millions of NHS patients’ sent to international drugs companies may not be anonymous, experts in the field have claimed. Privacy campaigners have labelled it a “gross betrayal of trust”, arguing that simply following the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) anonymisation code of[…]