Google, Medical Center Ask Court to Dismiss Privacy Lawsuit

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee reports:

Google and the University of Chicago Medical Center have filed motions to dismiss a class action lawsuit that alleges patients’ electronic health records were not properly de-identified by the hospital before they were shared with Google to support the company’s predictive medical data analytics technology development efforts.

The hospital and Google argue that they used a secure process in compliance with HIPAA and that the plaintiff has shown no evidence of harm caused by the data sharing.

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