High Court dismisses representative claim against Google DeepMind

22/05/2023 | Pinsent Masons

The High Court in London has thrown out a representative claim (Prismall v Google UK & Anor) on behalf of 1.6 million people whose medical records were transferred by the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust to Google-subsidiary DeepMind Technologies in order to help develop its Streams application. The Streams app was designed to alert specialist clinicians of cases where patients were at risk of developing acute kidney injuries. 

The case brought by Andrew Prismall, which alleged misuse of private information, failed to show that each of the represented individuals had the “same interest” in the proceedings. 

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