A YouGov survey revealed 70% of U.K. respondents don't trust multinational tech giants with National Health Service patient data, ITV reports. In the pool of 2,081 responses, 13% said they could trust multinational big tech companies, while 76% can't support the data being analyzed in different countries that carry varying data laws and protections. The survey also polled 102 members of Parliament, 58% of whom stated they would want their information handled by U.K.-based companies, while 80% want NHS data to be protected and valued by the government. “It is absolutely crucial patient data is always protected to the highest standards and the Government has introduced new legislation to support this,” a spokesperson for the Department of Health and Social Care said in a statement.
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