Dutch  medical patient files moved to Google Cloud – MPs want to know if US intelligence agencies can view them

Of course the US can look in, under CLOUD rules, because Google is an American company. The move of the files has been done without consent from the patients by Medical Research Data Management, a commercial company, because (they say), the hospitals have given permission. Also, hospitals don’t need to ask for patient permission, because patients have given hospitals permission through accepting the electronic patient filing system.

Another concern is the pseudo-anonymisation of the data. For a company like Google, it’s won’t be particularly hard to match the data to real people.

Source: Kamerleden eisen duidelijkheid over opslag patiëntgegevens bij Google – Emerce

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