Bio-surveillance in the UK includes Ministry of Defence


The UK's Project OASIS collects data from third-party app providers that are collecting COVID-19 symptoms and demographic data to help the NHS respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ministry of Defence Strategic Command's technology innovation hub, JHub, has been brought in to provide assistance and coordination, and to facilitate the secure transfer of relevant symptom and epidemiology data from the third-party apps to NHSx. Part of JHub's role is to remove any identifying information, erase incorrect or duplicate data, and check for security issues. The UK government says Project OASIS will adhere to strict controls to ensure that data sharing complies with data protection legislation.
Writer: SC Staff; Ministry of Defence, JHub Defence Innovation, and Strategic Command
Publication: SC Magazine; UK government