Google’s DeepMind plots healthcare data auditing system secured by blockchain – One World Identity

As Google’s efforts to enter into the healthcare space meet criticism from data privacy advocates, the search giant’s DeepMind company has detailed how it plans to leverage blockchain to audit and verify data while maintaining patient privacy.

In a post detailing some of the challenges in the road ahead, DeepMind explained that its forthcoming Verifiable Data Audit system will include a special digital ledger that will keep record of every time a piece of data has been used. Using “some of the properties of blockchain,” the ledger will be append-only, ensuring that records of data use cannot be erased.

In addition, the ledger will make it possible for third parties to verify that the data entries have not been tampered with, a crucial element as DeepMind hopes to ease concerns about privacy.

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