Google buying social care data

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Dear Scottish Government,

1. Has Google, or its parent company Alphabet, ever approached the Scottish Government to request access to health or social care records? If so, please provide details

2. Google has recently partnered with OLM Systems, the largest supplier of social care IT systems to Scottish local authorities. This move will provide Google with access to social care records of service users in any councils using OLM Systems' newest product, called Eclipse. Has this partnership been considered or approved by the Scottish Government?

3. OLM Systems recently challenged two councils in Scotland and Scotland Excel over competitive tenders which OLM Systems lost. It is understood that the legal costs may have been underwritten by Google. Does the Scottish Government hold any information relating to these three legal challenges which either confirms or refutes this?

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Jones

Scottish Government

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