A bipartisan bill introduced this week would strengthen consumer protections around facial recognition technology. Your face may be one in a million, but there are little to no consumer protections regarding how companies using facial recognition technology share your face and other information they capture about you.Bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate Thursday would change
Apps share sensitive health data with Facebook; Stanford issues ethical guidelines for digital health
11.5 million healthcare records were exposed in 2018, which more than doubles 2017, a report finds; health and fitness apps have been sharing sensitive health data with Facebook and more health IT headlines.
In the latest privacy controversy involving Facebook, a Congressional committee is demanding the social media giant provide answers concerning a complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission alleging misleading practices involving consumers’ personal health information.
New legislation targets healthcare data aggregation business and empowers consumers. Change is coming to the way government and healthcare providers treat personal medical data. In early January 2019, legislators in Oregon introduced Senate Bill 703 the Oregon Health Information Property Act which would effectively change how personal health information is treated under the law by
Healthcare organizations should steer clear of connecting internet of things devices to their networks unless they serve a precise medical purpose, says attorney Julia Hesse.”There was a rise a few years ago … of internet connected light bulbs and internet connected beds,” she notes in an interview with Information Security Media Group. “From our perspective,
The full extent of highly intimate data gathered by Googles ad tech infrastructure has been revealed following the submission of a real-time bidding complaint under Europes General Data Protection Regulation by a rival web browser.Tags such as male impotence, mental health and political leanings are routinely attached to web browsers to better target them with
Medics are using more and more AI tools but how safe is your data? Googles search facility has transformed our lives. Whether its the times of shows at your local cinema or academic research via Google Scholar, information is available at our fingertips.Whats not to like?Well, when it comes to trust in large technology companies,
Start-up companies know that, when potential investors kick the tires, they will look carefully at the companys business model and IP portfolio. These days, investors are also likely to look at whether the company is in compliance with privacy and data security laws. Cybersecurity has become increasingly important for business of all sizes. While identity
How do data privacy and security matters affect organizations that are contemplating a merger or acquisition? Attorney Iliana Peters offers insights into the various cybersecurity, data breach and compliance issues that can potentially doom a business deal.For instance, an organization that is being targeted for acquisition might have additional hurdles to overcome if it is
Australia’s Parliament has passed legislation that strengthens privacy protections for My Health Record, the country’s embattled digital medical records program. The new changes, called the My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018, aim to assuage concerns that entities outside of care providers, such as employers and insurers, could gain access to records. Also, there