Melanie Evans reports: Amazon.com Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google are striking sweeping agreements to store data and develop software for hospitals, as the technology giants wrestle for control in health-care and cloud-computing markets. Read more on WSJ.
ROCKVILLE, MD – The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) today affirmed the crucial role of genetic and genomic data sharing to advance medicine and health research, and asserted core principles about privacy protections that should apply to all human genetics and genomics research regardless of funding source. The Society’s [Read More…]
Health care information is one of the most personal types of information an individual can possess and generate. As the exchange of medical information between patients, physicians and the care team (also known as ‘interoperability’) improves, protecting an individual’s privacy preferences and their personally identifiable information becomes even more important. [Read More…]
Natasha Lomas reports: Research by a privacy rights advocacy group has found popular mental health websites in the EU are sharing users’ sensitive personal data with advertisers. Europeans going online to seek support with mental health issues are having sensitive health data tracked and passed to third parties, according to [Read More…]