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".