Opposition Politicians Voice “Mission Creep” Fears over Alexa’s NHS Access


Leading opposition politicians have warned that the decision today by Health Secretary Matt Hancock to work with Amazon so that Alexa users can access health advice from the NHS website is “opening the door to the Holy Grail” of personal data.

The new service is to all extents and purposes simply a voice-powered application that plugs user’s verbal requests into already public NHS content via an API. User privacy concerns should be of no more concern, in theory, at this point than those for users searching up symptoms online, although Amazon’s recent admissions on this front

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