*sigh*

Again with the "#anonymised" fig leaf*?!

Anyone not getting that the NHS patients' data that's being shared is still #PersonalData, NOT #anonymous, should read:

1) The law or, at the very least, the regulator's explanation: ico.org.uk/for-organisati…

2) The contracts...
...which literally put in writing that companies ARE getting access to "#Sensitive #PersonalData". See, e.g. p48 of the @faculty_ai contract: cdn-prod.opendemocracy.net/media/document… - and just think for a moment how programmes like, e.g. #TestandTrace could work *without* identifiable data.
3) If (1)'s too abstract, maybe try the worked examples under "Misunderstanding the 'birthday attack'" in this piece we wrote in 2015:
medconfidential.org/2015/medconfid… - which are just as true and relevant in 2020.

Plus, as of May 2018, it's the law of course; see (1) again.

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