Google DeepMind health trial breached UK privacy law

The UK’s information commissioner has ruled that a Google DeepMind trial that used NHS data ran afoul of the country’s privacy laws. Google was provided with data on 1.6 million patients for the trial, which was intended to test mobile alert, diagnosis and detection system for acute kidney injury dubbed Streams, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said. “There’s no doubt the huge potential that creative use of data could have on patient care and clinical improvements, but the price of...