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Dr. Google? Healthcare venture collecting data on millions of patients raises privacy concerns – Boom Bust

Dr. Google? Healthcare venture collecting data on millions of patients raises privacy concerns – Boom Bust
Tech giant Google has partnered with hospital system Ascension to collect detailed personal health information from millions of Americans without their knowledge, in an initiative that has been named "Project Nightingale."

RT’s Boom Bust talks to Dr John Dombrowski of the Washington Pain Center about the privacy concerns surrounding the partnership.

“This data has tremendous value, multi-million-dollars. Who is going to get the benefit of that?” he says, adding that “Information is power and that creates a lot of money.”

Dombrowski suggests that maybe this information will be used for good, but “obviously it’s a double-edged sword, we have to be cautious with that.”

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