How far back did the data slurp go ?
I lived near there many years ago. I have not been asked if google could mine my data. How do I get them to delete it ?
OK: I know the answer to the last question: they will not delete it.
A UK law firm is bringing legal action on behalf of patients it says had their confidential medical records obtained by Google and DeepMind Technologies in breach of data protection laws. Mishcon de Reya said today it planned a representative action on behalf of Mr Andrew Prismall and the approximately 1.6 million individuals …
The easiest way to force Google, FaceBook, Twitter, et al to delete their copies of your data is to drop a nuke into their server farm & make sure everything gets EMP'd & turned to molten slag. Failing that, upload Vogon poetry until the servers self destruct. =-)
drop a nuke into their server farm & make sure everything gets EMP'd & turned to molten slag.
You realise those major providers have multiple farms in multiple countries within multiple continents.
We couldn’t have dc’s within a jumbo jet crash radius of each other and they where connected via dual carrier mpls with no over lapping paths ( circuits coming into the building from opposite ends etc).
We where a minnow yet would have kept the website operating if the UK vanished.
You’ll need a lot of nukes across the globe to stop those server farms.
The recently delayed (not executed yet) NHS slurp would have been "pseudonymised". This weasel word means that PII would be excluded from the slurp -- EXCEPT FOR POSTCODE AND DATE-OF-BIRTH.
Now with people like DeepMind and Palantir able to de-anonymise data using matches with other databases.....this "pseudonymised" data would be anonymous for only a few minutes.
I think the same applies to this reported slurp by DeepMind/Google.
Paceman: "...if it was removed, would there still be the level of concern?"
No. But their should be! There is no such thing as anonymous data when it has anything useful in it.
What's the first thing you do when you have symptoms? Google it. When Google has your medical records, sans name, it is child's play to match records to people. But even better, people also tell their friends and family so Google can also create a map of your connections. Link that to your Android phone and location data and you have an unbelievable amount of information about someone (everyone) based on their "anonymous" medical records.
So presumably Google and Deepmind (and not impossibly some people on the NHS side via side businesses) are looking to profit off of this.
I don't suppose there's a cut in there for those whose data has been abused - which given anonymization (which I'm sure was done very effectively) would have to include all people who could have potentially had their data in the set.
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