We came across a great article written by Jacob Metcalf that we are sharing below on the topic of maintaining privacy and security.
Securing personal data is a topic of rising conversation in this day and age. It is extremely easy for third party individuals to gain access to personal data. Read more about this topic below
We are interested in generating some discussion on this topic in our Healthcare Privacy Community. Please visit this space to join the conversation.
What would it feel like if you needed to verify your identity and physical location with your state government via a GPS-enabled biometric device every time you exercised a civil right? And if you didn’t properly check in, you ran the risk of losing that right — or of losing your health, or even a family member’s life?
What would it feel like if the government then outsourced the responsibility for managing that check-in process to a third-party contractor that required you to use a clunky, custom-made device with a slow UI — and a backend database prone to leaking protected personal health data to other people? What if the recipient of the contract to build those devices and maintain those databases was a major lobbyist behind the law establishing this obligation?