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The MedCo system aims to facilitate medical research on pathologies — such as cancer and infectious diseases — by enabling secure computations on decentralized data. The unique software has recently been deployed at three Swiss hospitals.
02 April 2020, EPFL News
“The opportunity to query decentralized databases securely, while eliminating the possibility of identifying patients, is an important lever for accelerating university clinical research…Read more >>>
Experts say information sold on by Department of Health and Social Care can be traced back to individual medical records
08 February 2020, The Guardian
Popular health websites are sharing private, personal medical data with big tech companies, according to an investigation The genetic data will be added to an FBI database for violent criminals
08 Janvier 2020, One Zero Medium
This week, the United States government will begin collecting DNA samples from thousands of people detained by immigration officials…Read more >>>
While Americans think consumer tech is driving more connected relationships with their providers, they also see voice technology and AI with a skeptical eye.
08 Janvier 2020, Healthcare IT News
Despite the push towards healthcare digitalization and the rise of personal medical devices, just 38 percent of Americans believe proper safeguards are in place to protect their personal health data…Read more >>>
The Pentagon is advising members of the US military not to use DNA testing kits, warning that the popular genetic identification kits could pose a security risk.
13 November 2019, MIT Technology Review
Companies such as 23andMe and Ancestry allow people to get a breakdown of their genetic makeup and geographic heritage…Read more >>>
Popular health websites are sharing private, personal medical data with big tech companies, according to an investigation
13 November 2019, MIT Technology Review
The data, including medical diagnoses, symptoms, prescriptions, and menstrual and fertility information, are being sold to companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Oracle and smaller data brokers…Read more >>>
Google has signed a deal with Ascension, the second-largest hospital system in the US, to collect and analyze millions of Americans’ personal health data
12 November 2019, MIT Technology Review
Eventually, data from all of the company’s patients (birth dates, lab results, diagnoses, and hospitalization records, for example) could be uploaded to Google’s cloud computing systems…Read more >>>
Researchers at the University of Washington have found that GEDmatch is vulnerable to multiple kinds of security risks. An adversary can use only a small number of comparisons to extract someone’s sensitive genetic markers.
29 Octobre 2019, University of Washington
“People think of genetic data as being personal — and it is. It’s literally part of their physical identity,” said lead author Peter Ney, a postdoctoral researcher in the UW Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. “This makes the privacy of genetic data particularly important…Read more >>>
Though identifying data typically are removed from medical image files before they are shared for research, a Mayo Clinic study finds that this may not be enough to protect patient privacy.
23 Octobre 2019, News Wise
“At Mayo Clinic, we take patient privacy as a core value,” … “We are studying potential gaps in deidentification as we seek ways to improve these techniques.”…Read more >>>
Using genetic data from over 100,000 individuals, it is now possible to do everything from finding genetic predictors of disease to tracking murderers
25 September 2019, Massive Science
Humans have an inherent social drive, and in this age of social media, we are more connected than ever. However, by constructing the world’s largest family tree comprising 125 million people…Read more >>>