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Google and Ascension launch Project Nightingale

A business partnership between Google and Ascension, a major hospital chain and health insurer, includes the transfer of 50 million patient medical records without their knowledge or consent. Within 48 hours, federal regulators announced an investigation into the partnership. Google and Ascension both claim that they are fully compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and…

CES 2019: gender equity and data privacy

Storyline: CES 2019, the annual consumer-electronics show in Las Vegas, is drawing media attention for two unrelated topics: greater gender equity for keynote speakers and Apple’s message on data privacy. The tech event billed as the “Global Stage for Innovation” has expanded to include all major and emerging industries with attendance topping 182,000 for the past…

Hu-manity.co delivers Magna Carta for responsible data practices

Storyline: Hu-manity.co has announced a data-focused Magna Carta for corporations around the world to use as a guide for responsible data practices and digital ethics. The company wants to change the way we share data by giving people legal ownership with contractual enforcement handled using blockchain technology. The first area of focus is medical data with the…

Apple preaches data privacy

Storyline: Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook recently called for U.S. data protection regulation saying individual’s personal information has been “weaponized.”  Mr. Cook proposes that U.S. data protection laws be modeled on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that was enacted in May to both improve user rights and bolster the 28-member bloc’s power as a…