October 27, 2019 Breaches, Healthcare, U.S.
Though identifying data typically are removed from medical image files before they are shared for research, a Mayo Clinic study finds that this may not be enough to protect patient privacy.
The study, described in a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine, finds that it’s possible to use commercial facial recognition software to identify people from brain MRI that includes imagery of the face, despite steps that researchers typically take to protect patient privacy.
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