Nov 022019
 November 2, 2019  Posted by  Business, Healthcare

Richard Nieva reports:

Google’s $2.1 billion purchase of Fitbit signals that the search giant is intent on burrowing deeper into our lives, giving it access to some of our most personal health information. If the company’s earlier efforts in health care are any indication, Fitbit owners may want to consider where that information might end up.

Over the past three years, Google’s experiments in using artificial intelligence and medical data have resulted in government complaints and lawsuits because critics say patient privacy wasn’t protected. In one case, Google was provided with identifiable patient information that included doctors’ notes and date stamps.

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