Happy Data Privacy Day. A new book provides an in-depth look at the commercial trade in patient medical data. Sensitive data, a vibrant market, and not much cause for celebration.
A while ago, I wrote about the wave of data breaches at healthcare organizations and medical identity theft that is impacting millions and what we can do to protect ourselves better.
One of the readers of that post was acclaimed journalist Adam Tanner, who has reported on data collection and consumer privacy since 2012.
Adam and I have had an ongoing discussion on data privacy and security matters since we met a few years ago. He was covering the issue for Forbes, and I had a chance to brief him on our secure browser solution.
A few weeks ago, he kindly directed my attention to an unknown - to me, at least - aspect of our personal medical records. I thought our medical data was sacrosanct. Protected by regulatory