Tag Archives: data

Prenatal test used around the world stores personal data in Chinese gene bank: report

Breadcrumb Trail Links World Women News Health Eight million women — including Canadians — have used NIFTY and are likely unaware their information is shared Author of the article: Kirsty Needham and Clare Baldwin, Reuters Publishing date: Jul 07, 2021  •  3 days ago  •  4 minute read  •  39 Comments Office building administrator Emilia, who… Read More »

Covid-19 news: UK shares vaccine data to help EU approve travellers

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Sam Wong , Graham Lawton , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool Health worker displays empty vials of the Covishield vaccine. Mahesh Kumar A/AP/Shutterstock Latest coronavirus news as of 5.30pm on 2 July UK prime minister “very confident” that those who received… Read More »

Data risk report shows healthcare worker has access to 31,000 sensitive files on first day of work

UK cybersecurity firm, Varonis has released a data risk report, which focuses on the issue of unrestricted data in the healthcare industry. The ‘2021 Data Risk Report: healthcare, Pharma & Biotech’ report underscores the importance of data security as organisations manage the security gaps created from remote working and cloud migration.   The data is compiled… Read More »

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

How to read between the lines of the healthcare data blocking debate

About a year ago, the Department of Health and Human Services first proposed rules to promote sharing and the interoperability of health data to enable patients to electronically access their health information. Many of the top industry players submitted commentary to The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Centers for… Read More »