Archive | health data

HIPAA Doesn’t Stop Hospitals From Sending Your Data to Google

Any visit to a health system—which includes hospitals but also a lot of doctor’s offices—involves tons of data. You probably assume that your data just lives in that health system, but in fact they can share it with other companies, and there’s little to nothing you can do to stop it. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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What Happens to Your Stolen Medical Data

It’s pretty obvious why you’d want to keep personal information private, like passwords and credit card data. But medical data might not be as obvious: why would hackers care whether I have diabetes? Thanks to a new report, we now know a little more about what happens when healthcare systems’ data is breached. Read more…

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Your Fake Email Isn’t Keeping Your Health App Data Private

Apps that store sensitive health data aren’t rare anymore. Besides the apps from my actual health providers (which have to comply with HIPAA laws), I’ve used apps that track my weight, my fitness habits, my mental health, my periods, and more. In many cases, the apps are sharing or selling your data, and it’s linked…Read […]

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