Privacy, your ‘vital data’, up close and personal

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It goes w/o saying again, but let’s say it again: PRIVACY

As the BigCo’s — the Apples, Microsofts, Googles and respective Cloud purveyors — launch DigiHealth Platforms like Health and HealthKit, the Band and HealthVault, and the Fit Platform, serious digital security and privacy issues will come forward…

Let’s ask an initial question:

As more people begin to ‘live in the cloud’, the implications of data, access, security, privacy and work-life balance will become a day-to-day reality.

Our ‘digital rights‘ are just now beginning to be articulated and captured as a broad category of law, practice and norms — and ‘digital security‘ will involve essential networking protections in a future of digital health care. will be following developments in the ‘digital body’ field of law, digital devices, networking, health care platforms and practice.

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Let’s begin with an initial scan


HIMSS – Cloud Computing in Health Care

Stanford Tech Law Review, Sept 2014
– Patients are rightly concerned about critical health data
Protecting Health Privacy in an Era of Big Data Processing and Cloud Computing

Tags: Cloud Computing, Cloud, Privacy, Health Care, HIPPA

Patient privacy, Cloud adoption, EMC

May 2014 — “You’ve got organisations like Microsoft and Google who have started the process of personal health records, so it’s starting to move but it’s going to move fairly slowly because of the patient privacy concern.”

Google expands its real-world surveillance system with Google Fit

“It’s no longer enough for companies to track someone’s activity across the Web by monitoring their emails, analyzing their browsing history, or keeping tabs on their online searches. All that information now needs to be supplemented with data about what someone’s doing in the real world, whether that’s demonstrated through location tracking or through a health application.

Why else would so many companies rush to help people track their steps, count their calories, or collect other health-related information? It’s not just about making self quantification more convenient for the few self-obsessed consumers who actually use that information. It’s also about increasing the amount of information that can be offered to advertisers — maybe not today, and maybe not tomorrow, but certainly as soon as these companies can get away with it.”

“If you aren’t the one paying for a service, you are the product.”

Google Health ‘Moonshot’

Google Health Diagnostics

#DigitalRights – the hashtag thread on Twitter

DigiBody IoT


“Always connected in an interactive ‘Net”



Published: October 2014