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

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The NHS has sparked controversy by handing the US spy tech firm Palantir a £330m contract to create a huge new data platform, sparking 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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