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Privacy Congressional Democrats demand details on Google's use of patient data by Dec. 6

Google and Ascension had an agreement in place called a business associate agreement or BAA, which allows for some sharing of patient health information under the current health privacy laws. Four ...

Privacy U.S. Congress seeks answers on patient privacy in Google, Ascension cloud deal

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four Democratic leaders on the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce committee on Monday wrote Alphabet Inc’s Google and Ascension Health demanding briefings...

Privacy Google, Amazon and Apple add new ways to protect your privacy

To do that, go to amazon.com/alexaprivacy. Under Privacy Settings, choose Review Voice History. Toggle the switch next to “Enable Deletion by Voice.” Finally, Apple has added new Siri privacy...

Privacy Google, Amazon & Apple Add New Ways to Protect Your Privacy

To do that, go to amazon.com/alexaprivacy. Under Privacy Settings, choose Review Voice History. Toggle the switch next to “Enable Deletion by Voice.” Finally, Apple has added new Siri privacy...

Privacy Google’s Project Nightingale: The largest transfer to date of private medical data to the tech giant

Google will have access to sensitive surgical reports and detailed pathology review of tissues. Accidental breach of the data or intentional covert sharing of the most intimate and private...

Privacy Fitbit users ditching their devices over Google data privacy concerns

Google LLC’s acquisition of smart watch maker Fitbit Inc. for $2.1 billion Nov. 1 has not been received well by all FitBit fans with some claiming to be ditching their devices over data privacy ...

Privacy Go Google free: We pick privacy-friendly alternatives to every Google service

It's the same one I hear from friends, family members, and readers every time the topic turns to smartphone platforms: "Aren't you worried about your privacy when you run Google's software?" It's a...

Privacy Google canceled the online publication of more than 100,000 X-rays after privacy concerns

In 2017, Google was two days away from posting 112,000 chest X-rays taken of more than 30,000 patients on public servers before last-minute privacy concerns put a stop to the project. The X-rays...

Privacy Google ditched project to release 100,000 X-ray images amid privacy concerns

There was a concern the project could run afoul of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, the federal law regulating the security and privacy of certain medical...

Privacy Lawmakers call for HIPAA updates following Google's data deal

... wearable devices Thursday as Congress responded to outrage over a data-sharing deal that gave Google access to millions of patients' detailed records. The arrangement, which Google and the ...

Privacy Google scrapped the publication of 100,000 chest X-rays due to last-minute privacy problems

As the search giant amasses more of these sensitive records, many privacy advocates are questioning whether it can be trusted with the information. Google was reportedly rushing to meet a deadline...

Privacy Google almost made 100,000 chest X-rays public when it realized personal data could be exposed

But the 2017 incident, which has never been reported, highlights the potential pitfalls of the tech giant's incursions into the world of sensitive health data. Over the course of planning the X-ray...

Privacy Yes, Google's using your healthcare data – and it's not alone

No matter how well intentioned the project's overseers say it is, the collection of private medical data has raised the ire of patients and lawmakers who have called for a federal inquiry into the ...

Privacy Privacy uproar shows Google cloud business has a trust problem

A whistleblower reveals a secret transfer involving the personal data of tens of millions of people and a big tech company. Expressions of outrage follow, and regulators promise to investigate....

Privacy Google just announced important new steps to protect your privacy

Privacy has been a major tentpole for Google products this year. Google made it clear at I/O 2019 in May and then at its Made by Google press conference in October that user privacy is something it...

Privacy Google’s Totally Creepy, Totally Legal Health-Data Harvesting

Immediately, users voiced concerns about Google combining fitness data with the sizable cache of information Google keeps on its users. But whether or not the deal goes through, its very existence ...

Privacy Google restricts data-sharing for ads under EU privacy pressure

Brave has previously filed a legal complaint with European data protection authorities over Google’s ad auction technology. Google said in the blog post Thursday that it already has measures in...

Privacy Google Restricts Data-Sharing for Ads Under Privacy Pressure

Google said it would make changes to its advertising technology to better protect people’s privacy following scrutiny by European Union watchdogs. Starting in February, Google will no longer...

Privacy Sen. Steve Daines calls out Google CEO in private letter over health care and privacy concerns

"In order to balance the innovation needed to reduce health care costs and provide the best service to patients with the constitutional right to security and privacy of their personal data, I...

Privacy Google to limit advertiser access to user data over privacy concerns

Google has announced a major change to its online advertising business that it said would enhance user privacy but which advertisers warned would give the search giant even more power. From next ...