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Privacy laws need updating after Google deal with HCA Healthcare, medical ethics professor says

  • "Now we've got electronic medical records, huge volumes of data, and this is like asking a navigation system from a World War I airplane to navigate us up to the space shuttle," Arthur Kaplan, a professor at New York University's Grossman School of Medicine, told CNBC.
  • On Wednesday, Google's cloud unit and hospital chain HCA Healthcare announced a deal that — according to The Wall Street Journal — gives Google access to patient records.
  • "Maybe they don't have your name, but they sure enough can figure out what sub-group, sub-population might do best by getting advertised to you," Kaplan said.  

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