Google’s Secret ‘Project Nightingale’ Gathers Personal Health Data on Millions of Americans

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  1. hawki

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    https://www.wsj.com/articles/google...lth-data-on-millions-of-americans-11573496790
     
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    "'You couldn't make this up!': Furious backlash after it emerges that Google has secretly amassed healthcare data on millions of people...

    Lawyers, medical professionals and tech experts have reacted with a mixture of horror and fury after it emerged that Google has been secretly acquiring sensitive medical data on millions of people without their knowledge or consent.

    Questions were immediately raised around the ethics of the data-gathering operation - code-named Project Nightingale - as well as the security of patient data.

    Others called for an immediate change to privacy laws after Google and Ascension, the healthcare organisation it has partnered with, boasted that the scheme is completely legal..."

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...-amassed-healthcare-data-millions-people.html
     
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    "Google's medical data project spurs HHS inquiry, report says

    The US Department of Health and Human Services is looking into the search giant's Project Nightingale...

    The US regulator 'will seek to learn more information about this mass collection of individuals' medical records to ensure that HIPAA [Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act] protections were fully implemented'..."

    https://www.cnet.com/news/googles-medical-data-project-spurs-hhs-inquiry-report-says/
     
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