Tag Archives: Privacy

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

Google’s hospital data-sharing deal raises privacy fears — here’s what’s really going on

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, speaks to the media before the opening of the Berlin representation of Google Germany in Berlin on January 22, 2019. Carsten Koall | Getty Images News | Getty Images Google has waded into a privacy flap over a partnership with Ascension, a major U.S. hospital network, to collaborate on tools… Read More »