The UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

An ICO spokesperson said:

“The ICO contributed to the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology’s (POST) recently published research briefing (known as a POSTnote) on AI and Healthcare, on the aspects concerning privacy, data-sharing, trust and accountability in relation to personal data protection.

“AI uses huge amounts of sensitive personal data and privacy should be considered from the start to gain public trust and maximise the significant benefits this technology can bring to patients’ and clinicians like. We welcome the publication of this POSTnote which we hope will prove useful in understanding the AI in healthcare landscape.”