Telex: Medical data extracted without consent in UK, Microsoft continues to help Ukraine, Datadog quarterly results surprise analysts

– Medical data extracted without consent in the UK. Is the UK government playing with fire? The latter plans to extract medical data from patients registered in NHS hospital systems and share it with its data platform based on Palantir technology. Problem: this project does not plan to put the users in the loop, the worst thing is that it would simply be done without the consent of the patients. NHS England said patients would not be allowed to have their data transferred under the National Data Deactivation Scheme because the data would have to be “anonymised in accordance with the Office of the Commissioner’s Anonymisation Code of Practice” before publication. Speaking to The Register director of non-profit news site Foxglove Cori Crider said: “We are very concerned that this latest move to force more patient data into Palantir was made without public input or consent. This is not what we have been told and we are seriously concerned that it is illegal. The government will hear from us shortly.”

– Microsoft continues to help Ukraine. Like AWS, which worked to protect the archives of the Ukrainian government, Microsoft Azure is extending its technological support to the country under heavy attack from Russia. In a blog post, Microsoft President Brad Smith said that technical support will continue to be available and could amount to $100 million for the year, bringing the cost of Redmond’s financial support to Ukraine to over $400 million across all software systems. “We are aware that many people, especially in Europe, will sacrifice themselves this winter to support the defense of Ukraine. The war has sent energy markets into a tailspin and disrupted access to food. We are sure that other technology companies will do the same to provide vital support not only to Ukraine, but also to international stability and the protection of fundamental rights in Europe and around the world,” said the Microsoft executive.

– Datadog’s quarterly results surprise analysts. Datadog, a publisher specializing in application and log monitoring, has posted promising financial results for its third quarter of 2022. While the company announced a net loss of $26 million, its revenue has seen an impressive 61% increase over the previous year , to $436.5 million. These figures have largely exceeded the forecasts of financial analysts. Founded by two French expats in New York, Olivier Pomel and Alexis Lê-Quôc, the platform is particularly popular with operators and administrators working with application developers.

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