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Notes from Participedia.net meeting at Harvard, Dec 4th & 5th 2009
Tony Curzon Price
Tony Curzon Price
9 December 2009
I figured we might as well share these notes in the spirit of our discussion -- put it out there and see if the crowd can correct/add where it is wrong. You can edit the base Mindmap here.

The "people" section were my notes on going around the room - there are lots of spelling mistakes in names, etc, but might work mnemonically.

The most complete section is the partnerships, which I was note-taking for the group.

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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