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Adani’s planned wind project has sparked a protest in Sri Lanka’s capital
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Adani’s planned wind project has sparked a protest in Sri Lanka’s capital

On Thursday, a protest was staged in the Sri Lankan capital against the proposed windmill project in the northeastern district of Mannar, which is being developed by India's Adani business. The Gotagogama (President Gotabaya, go home) demonstrators congregated in the bustling Bambalapitiya district south of Colombo. They carried signs protesting the lack of transparency in the project's awarding to the Adani Group, as well as yelling chants against the Indian firm. Following last week's parliamentary oversight committee meetings, the 500 MW wind turbine proposal made quite a stir. His resignation was driven by statements made during the committee hearing and subsequent action by MMC Ferdinando, the state power entity's chair, to withdraw them. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa w...
For utilising NHS data of 1.6 million people in the UK, Google is facing a class-action lawsuit
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For utilising NHS data of 1.6 million people in the UK, Google is facing a class-action lawsuit

Google is facing a class-action lawsuit in the United Kingdom for allegedly utilizing 1.6 million people's medical records for its DeepMind artificial intelligence business. According to TechCrunch, DeepMind allegedly transferred data on patients without their knowledge or consent for a smartphone app called 'Streams' that it received from the Royal Free NHS Trust in London. The program was created to identify acute kidney damage on smartphones. It was afterward used on a discounted basis by the Royal Free NHS Trust. The Information Commissioner's Office in the United Kingdom later declared the deal illegal. Andrew Prismall, who brought the lawsuit on behalf of about 1.6 million people whose records were transferred to DeepMind, is now represented by Mishcon de Reya. The Royal...