[WG-HealthIDAssurance] more on threats to user private data

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Tom Jones

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Apr 30, 2021, 12:51:33 PMApr 30
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  • Also a threat is Some proposed HIPAA changes could inadvertently expose the data it’s supposed to protect. 
    One of the changes involves allowing patients to receive their medical information via personal health applications — smartphone apps, for example — which are often developed and operated by third-party technology companies. But these companies are generally not governed by HIPAA, opening up patient health data to potential misuse. “The patient isn’t the only one getting the information in that situation, and so you wind up exposing information to tech platforms, app developers and others. That exposed information can then be shared with data brokers who create profiles on individuals, which can be used for potentially nefarious purposes. For example, it creates a gating opportunity where some people may get certain opportunities based on those profiles, and others are barred from those same opportunities. That’s according to Laura Hoffman, assistant director of federal affairs at the American Medical Association


    https://medcitynews.com/2021/04/some-proposed-hipaa-changes-could-inadvertently-expose-the-data-its-supposed-to-protect/?rf=1
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