A Cambridge Analytica video shows why we should all worry about the NHS ‘data grab’

A 2018 video has emerged that shows Tory-appointed peer Dido Harding talking with Alexander Nix about data-sharing. Nix was CEO of disgraced data mining company Cambridge Analytica (CA). The conversation appears to have taken place when Harding was chair of NHS Improvement.  But at time when a massive NHS data-sharing project is due to be …
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Senate demands evidence on data seizure from Trump-era law chiefs

Senate Democratic leaders are demanding that Trump-era attorneys general Bill Barr and Jeff Sessions give evidence about the secret seizure of House Democrats’ data in 2018. They’ve called it “shocking” and a “gross abuse of power”. Barr and Sessions Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer and Illinois senator Dick Durbin said in a statement that Barr …
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A Cambridge Analytica video shows why we should all worry about the NHS ‘data grab’

A 2018 video has emerged that shows Tory-appointed peer Dido Harding talking with Alexander Nix about data-sharing. Nix was CEO of disgraced data mining company Cambridge Analytica (CA). The conversation appears to have taken place when Harding was chair of NHS Improvement.  But at time when a massive NHS data-sharing project is due to be …
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The Tories are facing court over their NHS ‘data grab’

A group has launched a legal challenge to the Tory government’s so-called “NHS data grab“. It comes as the medical records of the entire population of England are set to go on a central database in a matter of weeks. And as The Canary previously reported, the Tories are looking to sell your data to …
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Regulator to investigate Facebook’s use of data over ‘unfair advantage’ concerns

The UK’s competition regulator has launched a fresh investigation into Facebook over concerns that the tech giant might be abusing a dominant position in digital advertising. Monopoly The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will look into how the social network gathers and uses certain data and whether it may provide an unfair advantage over rivals …
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Lawyers warn of threat to campaign groups’ confidential data

Lawyers representing victims of undercover policing say it’s crucial that political protest and campaign groups, such as Extinction Rebellion, don’t assume their data is secure. This follows dramatic testimony presented at the Undercover Policing Inquiry (UCPI). It revealed how undercover officers (UCOs) were able to penetrate a UK-wide political campaign organisation and so gain access …
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The government doesn’t have a clue where its own vaccine data is

As part of our #FactOfTheMatter series, The Canary Investigations team has spoken to three government departments in charge of the coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine rollout. We wanted to find out how the vaccine was allocated in England – but no one could tell us who holds that information. We spoke to NHS England, Public Health England …
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Conservative Party illegally collected voter ethnicity data, MPs told

The Information Commissioner has told MPs that the Conservative Party illegally collected the ethnicity data of 10 million voters. Crime Elizabeth Denham said the Conservatives had deleted the data following a recommendation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in a report last year. Speaking to MPs on the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) sub-committee …
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Pyogenic and non-pyogenic streptococcal bacteraemia: annual data from voluntary surveillance

Published 21 November 2014 Last updated 22 December 2020 + show all updates 22 December 2020 Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 14(24). 20 November 2019 Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 13(41) annual report and associated appendix. 7 June 2019 Corrected data for Northern Ireland Group B streptococcal bacteramia cases in 2017. 16 November 2018 Added HPR …
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