September 23, 2022

Shakeup with Optum’s Health Data Licensing Sparks an Outcry Among Scientists

(STAT News) – A move by Optum to change longstanding practices for licensing data to academic institutions has sparked an outcry among researchers, who argue the move will make accessing data so costly and difficult that universities will scale back … Read More

September 19, 2022

Meta Faces Mounting Questions from Congress on Health Data Privacy as Hospitals Remove Facebook Tracker

(STAT News) – Meta is facing mounting questions about its access to sensitive medical data following a Markup investigation that found the company’s pixel tracking tool collecting details about patients’ doctor’s appointments, prescriptions, and health conditions on hospital websites. (Read … Read More

September 12, 2022

Ireland Fines Instagram 405M Euro for Failing to Protect Children’s Data

(Ars Technica) – Ireland’s data regulator has fined Instagram 405 million euro for violating the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and failing to safeguard children’s information. The fine from the Data Protection Commission followed a two-year investigation into the Meta-owned … Read More