24/09/2021

The Guardian

NHS app facial data analysed by unknown private companies

Fresh calls for transparency are being levied at the NHS after it refused to reveal what companies are analysing facial data collected by the NHS app used by 16 million citizens in England. The news comes less than a month after security concerns were first raised in The Guardian about transparency and accountability about how the app collects and stores facial verification data from UK citizens. Teleperformance the French company that hit the headlines in March then again in April and then August for monitoring homeworkers is reportedly involved in a similar contract worth £35m.

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