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Amneh Badran

3 October 2005

Amneh Daoud Badran is a full time Ph.D. politics student at Exeter University in the UK. She is the former director of the Jerusalem Center for Women (up till Sept. 2005), a non-governmental organization committed to the protection of human rights, the advancement of women’s rights, and the realization of a Palestinian – Israeli peace based on justice.  Through work experience and political activism Ms. Badran has been involved in programs and campaigns aiming for building a sustainable peace between equals. Ms. Badran supervised numerous projects and activities that focus on conflict resolution, coalition building, human rights, and nonviolent resistance to Israeli occupation. Prior to her appointment at the JCW, Ms. Badran worked for the Palestinian Federation of Women Action Committees. She holds an MA in Middle Eastern Politics from Exeter University in the UK.

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Stop the secrecy: Publish the NHS COVID data deals


To: Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

We’re calling on you to immediately release details of the secret NHS data deals struck with private companies, to deliver the NHS COVID-19 datastore.

We, the public, deserve to know exactly how our personal information has been traded in this ‘unprecedented’ deal with US tech giants like Google, and firms linked to Donald Trump (Palantir) and Vote Leave (Faculty AI).

The COVID-19 datastore will hold private, personal information about every single one of us who relies on the NHS. We don’t want our personal data falling into the wrong hands.

And we don’t want private companies – many with poor reputations for protecting privacy – using it for their own commercial purposes, or to undermine the NHS.

The datastore could be an important tool in tackling the pandemic. But for it to be a success, the public has to be able to trust it.

Today, we urgently call on you to publish all the data-sharing agreements, data-impact assessments, and details of how the private companies stand to profit from their involvement.

The NHS is a precious public institution. Any involvement from private companies should be open to public scrutiny and debate. We need more transparency during this pandemic – not less.


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