Google University of Chicago Medical Center Accused of Sharing Patients Data

    Date 01 Jul 2019
    Category Privacy
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    Posted By Brittany Day
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    Google and the University of Chicago Medical Center formed a partnership approximately two years ago with the goal of finding patterns in patients’ medical records for medicine and to better understand disease.

    The companies are now being sued for allegedly not stripping out date stamps or doctor’s notes in patient record, giving Google the ability to identify the patients. The lawsuit claims the companies did not take the proper measures to ensure patient privacy, nor did they obtain the consent of the patients.

    Records from between 2009 and 2016 were shared with Google, according to the lawsuit. According to the Chicago Tribune, Google and the hospital are claiming that the patients aren’t identifiable by their records, but the lawsuit alleges the record contained times and dates of treatment, as well as notes from providers.

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