Reuters: Regulators begin probe into Google-Ascension cloud computing deal – WSJ

Reuters: Regulators begin probe into Google-Ascension cloud computing deal – WSJ. “A U.S. federal regulator has initiated an investigation into a cloud computing deal between Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google and Ascension Health which would give Google access to detailed health information of millions of patients, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.”

Ars Technica: Google has access to detailed health records on tens of millions of Americans

Ars Technica: Google has access to detailed health records on tens of millions of Americans. “The endeavor, code-named ‘Project Nightingale,’ has enabled at least 150 Google employees to see patient health information, which includes diagnoses, laboratory test results, hospitalization records, and other data, according to internal documents and the newspaper’s sources. In all, the data amounts to complete medical records, WSJ notes, and contains patient names and birth dates.”

TechCrunch: Google has used contract swaps to get bulk access terms to NHS patient data

TechCrunch: Google has used contract swaps to get bulk access terms to NHS patient data. “New Scientist has obtained a legal agreement between Google’s health division and the UK National Health Service (NHS) that includes provision to pass five years’ worth of patient data in bulk as part of a contract novation process.”

ProPublica: Millions of Americans’ Medical Images and Data Are Available on the Internet. Anyone Can Take a Peek.

ProPublica: Millions of Americans’ Medical Images and Data Are Available on the Internet. Anyone Can Take a Peek.. “Medical images and health data belonging to millions of Americans, including X-rays, MRIs and CT scans, are sitting unprotected on the internet and available to anyone with basic computer expertise. The records cover more than 5 million patients in the U.S. and millions more around the world. In some cases, a snoop could use free software programs — or just a typical web browser — to view the images and private data, an investigation by ProPublica and the German broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk found.”

Press Release: Open Privacy discovers unencrypted patient medical information broadcast across Vancouver (Open Privacy)

Open Privacy: Press Release: Open Privacy discovers unencrypted patient medical information broadcast across Vancouver. “The Open Privacy Research Society has discovered that the sensitive medical information of patients being admitted to certain hospitals across the Greater Vancouver Area is being broadcast, unencrypted, by hospital paging systems, and that these broadcasts are trivially interceptable by anyone in the Greater Vancouver Area.”