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NHS’s Palantir Deal Draws Legal Threat From Patient Groups (1)

Nov. 29, 2022, 2:46 PM

A deal between the UK’s National Health Service and Palantir Technologies Inc. has drawn legal threats from UK-based doctor and patient advocacy groups who are demanding more clarity on how the health service plans to comply with data-protection law.

The Doctors’ Association UK, National Pensioners’ Convention and Just Treatment have, with the help of nonprofit activist law firm Foxglove, called on NHS England to disclose how data moved into Palantir’s Foundry software platform will be safeguarded. They’ve also asked for information about what, if any, patient consent mechanism will be put in place as part of the “Fast Data Flows” ...