Lawsuit filed against NHS England over Federated Data Platform

30/11/2023 | The Guardian

Four organisations have launched legal proceedings against NHS England for its role in creating an illegal data platform that will share patient information. The NHS Federated Data Platform (FDP) has raised concerns about potential breaches of sensitive patient health information and data ultimately being sold. Foxglove, a campaign group that monitors big tech, is co-ordinating the lawsuit and claims that the government has not followed the law in setting up the system. NHS England has dismissed these concerns, saying the platform will use only legally collected data to support direct patient care.

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