Cloud computing puts your health data at risk?

In today’s
Windows Secrets, Stuart Johnston writes about the pros and cons of having our health data out on the Internet, as proposed by Google Health and Microsoft HealthVault. Quotes: “Selling prescription records is a multibillion-dollar-a-year industry”; “Disclosure of health information is [already] out of control.” Yikes?


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One Response to “Cloud computing puts your health data at risk?”

  1. Susannah Fox says:

    My colleague John Horrigan just released a report about cloud computing. Here is the summary: “Some 69% of online Americans use webmail services, store data online, or use software programs such as word processing applications whose functionality is located on the web. Online users who take advantage of cloud applications say they like the convenience of having access to data and applications from any Web-connected device. However, their message to providers of such services is: Let’s keep the data between us.”

    Here is an article that puts it into context, courtesy of Mike Nelson, a former tech policy adviser for U.S. President Bill Clinton, and Ari Schwartz, vice president and chief operating officer of the Center for Democracy and Technology.

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