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Who Owns Your Health Data? 99

Posted by samzenpus
from the every-breathe-you-take dept.
porsche911 writes "The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article about how the data from Implanted health devices is managed and the limitations patients run into when they want to see the data. Companies like Medtronic plan to sell the data but won't provide it to the person who generated it. From the article: 'The U.S. has strict privacy laws guaranteeing people access to traditional health files. But implants and other new technologies—including smartphone apps and over-the-counter monitors—are testing the very definition of medical records.'"
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Who Owns Your Health Data?

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  • Easy answer (Score:5, Funny)

    by Applekid (993327) on Monday December 03, 2012 @11:42AM (#42169275)

    According to Betteridge's law of headlines, the answer to "Who Owns Your Health Data?" is "no".

  • by Overzeetop (214511) on Monday December 03, 2012 @12:32PM (#42169947) Journal

    I'm sure that this will all end well for consumers if you just let the capitalist system work. We don't need any business-crippling regulation about ownership and rights. I'm sure if the company who sells implantable devices that keep people from dying stops having people buy their product, they'll loosen up their terms. When it's your life or your data, just tell them you'd rather die. After a few years, if everybody died instead of giving in, the company would have to change their policies or go out of business.

    Why do you Democrats who want regulations about these kinds of things hate America so much?

    [/sarcasm]

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