University of Chicago, Google Sued for Healthcare Data Breach

NewsBusters | 6/27/2019 | Staff
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On June 26, Google and the University of Chicago’s medical center were hit with a lawsuit over what Jay Elelson, founder of law firm Edelson PC, says he believes is the “most significant health care data breach case in our nation’s history.”

According to The New York Times, the lawsuit accuses the university of “sharing hundreds of thousands of patients’ records with the technology giant without stripping identifiable date stamps or doctor’s notes.” The lawsuit also, “accuses the university of consumer fraud and fraudulent business practices because it never received express consent from patients to disclose medical records to Google.”

University - Accusations - Spokeswoman - Lorna - Wong

The university denies the accusations, saying through spokeswoman Lorna Wong, “The University of Chicago Medical Center has complied with the laws...
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