back to article PA Consulting catches £5.3m to develop web gateway that handles access to UK health data – including on COVID-19

Health Data Research UK has awarded business advisory firm PA Consulting a £5.3m contract to develop a web application to manage researchers and private-sector firms' access to health research data, including that held on the COVID-19 pandemic. In a contract award notice published this week, the national institute for health …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge
    Trollface

    And, in next month's news

    Cue the upcoming article on how 440 million records of health data was pilfered from an unsecured AWS container.

    PA Consulting stresses that "Security is our number one priority" and blames a subcontractor for the mis-configuration.

    And the wheel turns . . .

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: And, in next month's news

      Yes, they were a raving success doing the National ID card thingy, but hey, their management probably all got themselves new yachts out of it.

  2. macjules Silver badge
    IT Angle

    Palantir?

    Nice to know our data is safe with the Central Intelligence Agency ... or any other vaguely interested party.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Palantir?

      Don't be silly, that already happened years ago.

      After all, your financials are there too:

      $ dig +short mx digital.hmrc.gov.uk

      10 aspmx.l.google.com.

      20 alt2.aspmx.l.google.com.

      30 alt4.aspmx.l.google.com.

      20 alt1.aspmx.l.google.com.

      30 alt3.aspmx.l.google.com.

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