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 July 23, 2016  Breaches, Healthcare

Steven Andrews reports:

Pokémon Go, the most popular mobile game app ever in the U.S., has captured the attention of players of all ages. But it could also be capturing sensitive images and information in hospitals, which could lead to a violation of HIPAA privacy rules.

Employees at Massachusetts General Hospital received an email yesterday reminding them that Pokémon Go may not be used during work or on hospital property.

“The ability for smart phones (sic) to record images and location via the camera and GPS features pose a significant risk to patient privacy and safety,” wrote Steve Taranto, director of human resources, at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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