As the use of technology proliferates during the Covid-19 pandemic, concerns rise about privacy and health data security. Congressional Democrats have proposed new legislation that would protect individuals’ data rights amid the public health crisis.
Google announced it had closed its planned acquisition of Fitbit on Thursday, even thought the deal is still being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Flo, a popular period-tracking app, reached a settlement with the FTC over allegations that it misled users about how their health information would be shared. As part of the settlement, the startup is required to conduct an independent review of its privacy practices.
Within one day, President Donald Trump announced his COVID diagnosis and was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for treatment. The flurry of events was stunning, confusing and triggered many questions. What was his prognosis? When was he last tested for COVID-19? What… Read More »Does the Federal Health Information Privacy Law Protect President Trump?
Ancestry, which grew from a genealogy tracking tool to offering DNA tests for a number of healthconditions, reached a deal to be acquired by Blackstone for $4.7 billion. But privacy advocates have raised concerns over the deal — namely, what would happen to users’ health… Read More »Blackstone’s $4.7B acquisition of Ancestry raises privacy questions
Regulators with the European Commission said they would launch a full investigation of Google’s proposed acquisition of Fitbit. The deal has drawn close scrutiny from regulators who worry about the amount of data Google would be able to access.