Home Tech News Over data sharing - Patient sues Google, University of Chicago

Over data sharing – Patient sues Google, University of Chicago

- Advertisement -

Over data sharing – Patient sues Google, University of Chicago… Base on current report gathered, A patient has sued Google and the University of Chicago, accusing them of sharing hundreds of thousands of records without removing date stamps and doctor’s notes.

It is reported according to: CNET on Wednesday, the lawsuit filed in the US District Court for Northern Illinois alleged that the partnership between the University’s Medical Centre and Google shared too much personal information. The partnership uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to predict medical events, such as how long a patient might be hospitalized and whether their health is deteriorating.

- Advertisement -

“The personal medical information obtained by Google is the most sensitive and intimate information in an individual’s life, and its unauthorized disclosure is far more damaging to an individual’s privacy than compromised credit card numbers,” said the lawsuit.

The suit was filed on behalf of a patient named Matt Dinerstein, who was admitted to the university’s hospital in 2015. The lawsuit claimed that the university’s hospital “did not notify its patients, let alone obtain their express consent, before turning over their confidential medical records to Google for its own commercial gain”.

Google and the University, said the lawsuit lacked merit.”We believe our health care research could help save lives in the future, which is why we take privacy seriously and follow all relevant rules and regulations in our handling of health data,” a Google spokes person was quoted as saying.

“The University of Chicago Medical Center has complied with the laws and regulations applicable to patient privacy,” added a varsity spokesperson.

alltechng
Technology is making life more meaningful, improves productivity... We are tech lovers...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

Android Phones Under 199.99

LeEco Le 3 Pro Elite cost $199.99 It is far from the bezel-less unit we would have loved to see, but the 5.5-inch screen on...

Anddroid Phones Under $170

Ouikitel K10000 Pro cost $169.99 Ouikitel is known for their approach to smartphone batteries, so we should probably start by telling you that the Oukitel K10000 Pro is...

Best 4G Phones 2020

With the major networks like Glo, MTN, 9Mobile (former Etisalat), and Airtel now deploying 4G LTE services across Nigeria, and most smartphones above 40,000...

iPhone 4 Retina display – a better display

Retina display – a better display Apple iPhone 4 features the best resolution ever from a mobile phone. The pixel density is so high that...

FaceTime – video calling on iPhone

Apple iPhone 4 was Apple’s flagship Smartphone, until the launch of the Apple iPhone 4S and more recently the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S. Apple iPhone 4 comes...