Chad Marlow of the ACLU writes:
Did you hear the story about the do-gooder tech company that is pushing new state “privacy” bills across the nation?
The pitch by that company, Hu-manity.co — which is so effective its Oregon bill was introduced with more than 40 co-sponsors — is that patients’ health information is being sold for big money without their consent and without providing them any compensation. The solution these bills propose is to prohibit such information from being sold without patients’ permission and without giving them a cut of the profits when their information is sold. Sounds like a big win for privacy and consumers.
Only it’s not. Beware the tech industry’s latest privacy Trojan Horse.
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