Google and University of Chicago sued over patient records

July 1, 2019 |

A partnership between Google and the University of Chicago Medical Center aimed to improve predictive analysis in medicine. But a lawsuit filed by a patient says the alliance shared too much personal information.

The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in US District Court for Northern Illinois, accuses the hospital of sharing hundreds of thousands of patient records with the tech giant without removing date stamps and doctor’s notes. The complaint goes on to say that Google is uniquely capable of determining the identity of every medical record shared with it.

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