Google Is Secretly Collecting Health Data, and American Workers Should Be Worried

November 26, 2019

(Quartz) – People suffer when their bosses have access to wide-ranging information about their health, such as blood pressure, average heart rate, and sleep patterns. But the rising cost of health insurance makes having healthier workers an important cost-saving measure. Employers have a strong incentive to collect data to help them identify which of their workers are most likely to have health problems in the future. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides no protections against discriminating on the basis of potential disabilities or simply bad health conditions that US employees might suffer from in the future.