Last July, the Information Commissioner concluded an investigation into the use of the Streams app at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. As part of the investigation the Royal Free signed up to a set of undertakings – one of which was to commission a third party to audit the Royal Free’s current data processing arrangements with DeepMind, to ensure that they fully complied with data protection law and respected the privacy and confidentiality rights of its patients.You can read the full report on the Royal Free’s website here, and the Information Commissioner’s Office’s response here. The report also has three recommendations that relate to DeepMind Health:
We look forward to continuing our collaboration with the Royal Free to improve care for patients. You can read more about the way in which we process and protect patient data here and you can read our previous blog about what we’ve learned here.