Inventor of World Wide Web calls for U.K. government to revive NHS data-sharing plan

Sir Tim Berners-Lee has called on the U.K. government to re-energize its plans to share more data from the National Health Service with researchers. The plan, dubbed care.data, suffered a major setback last year when a huge backlash drove the organizers to put the project on hold. And just last month an official assessment of the project categorized it as "unachievable". Berners-Lee, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web, wants to see the project advance, though. "If you make this data available, you can get massive breakthroughs in medicine," Berners-Lee said at an event attended by The Financial Times. Article

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