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The NHS election: our health data is worth £9.6 billion. What happens to it after Brexit?

As the collection of health data becomes more common, the only effective pressure to keep it safe may come from patients

By Tola Onanuga  

Rising concerns over private industry’s future in the UK’s healthcare sector has been further fuelled by the recent news that Amazon has been granted free access to NHS data to develop its products.

Last Friday, the campaign group Privacy International published details of the contract, which states the US company will be able to obtain all “healthcare information, including without limitation…

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