Stand Up for Climate Justice, Dec 2nd & 3rd, London

26 November 2011

7% of the world’s population produce
50% of the world’s emissions.

7% of the world’s emissions are produced by
50% of the world’s population.

STAND UP FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE: Saturday 3rd December at 12noon near St Paul’s to march at 1pm. Bring a “7” placard, tshirt, banner or anything you like! For details: www.campaigncc.org.

Join us at our “climate refugee” vigil, Dec 2nd from 10pm. The main event is 11:30pm – 1am, on the Thames foreshore, near millennium bridge. Help us to bring the reality of climate change impacts on vulnerable people globally, home to the City of London, heart of the consumerist carbon-burning economy that initially created those impacts.

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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