The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office said it is close to finishing its investigation into consent complaints stemming from the patient data-sharing agreement between Google's AI subsidiary DeepMind and Royal Free NHS Trust, TechCrunch reports. DeepMind agreed to create an app, called Streams, using an NHS algorithm to alert to the risk of a person developing acute kidney injury. The data used for the app was obtained without permission, while 1.6 million medical records were said to have gone through DeepMind under the agreement. “We continue to work with the National Data Guardian and have been in regular contact with the Royal Free and DeepMind who have provided information about the development of the Streams app,” an ICO spokesperson said. “This has been subject to detailed review as part of our investigation. It’s the responsibility of businesses and organisations to comply with data protection law.”
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