Google Enters the Fragile Arena of Capturing Massive Health Data
November 17, 2019
Two weeks ago, we suggested that if Google sold a smart watch it could raise serious questions on the security of health data captured by the watch. Well – no worries! The WSJ broke the news -- Google has quietly (or secretly) been working with Ascension, the largest nonprofit health system in the US, a Catholic chain of 2,600 hospitals, doctors' offices and more to capture millions of people’s health data in the US, without their knowledge, under a project called “Nightingale”
Government regulation around patient data is actually pretty good under HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.
Google in a blog post, confirmed the federal inquiry into its deal with Ascension.