Top GP: Medical app Your.MD's data security wasn't my remit


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Prof Maureen Baker told tribunal info security and clinical safety are two separate things


By Gareth Corfield 17 Jan 2019

The founders of medical symptom-checker app Your.MD knew that a number of key medical information databases were "open to anyone who knows the URL", emails seen by a London tribunal have revealed.

Emails read out to the Central London Employment Tribunal in Holborn this morning by former vice-president Randeep Sidhu's barrister, Andrew Hochhauser QC, revealed:

  • Your.MD execs were aware that five key databases were "publicly available to the internet" in June 2017;
  • the firm had no way of validating, at the time, that business-critical microservices "still work[ed] to specification" following changes; and
  • data from Your.MD's medical knowledge database, Alexandria, "can be downloaded worldwide, and modified, without even a password".

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