Google’s data misdeeds are haunting its healthcare plans

More news this week about data-gathering companies sharing private healthcare data without your permission.

This week, Google was strung up in the public square for a deal with a very large U.S. healthcare provider that netted it access to some 50 million patient healthcare records—without patients’ or doctors’ knowledge. As Google pushes more deeply into healthcare, Americans are left wondering whether they’re unwittingly handing over personal information to a company that has a history of mishandling it.

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