Medibank has opted to ignore demands for ransom payments for the recent data breach of about 9.7 million health data records. Criminals have published a fraction of the stolen data on the dark web, including those of high-profile politicians.
Apps handling sensitive health data, including some that interface with labs and other entities covered by HIPAA privacy regulations, were found to be sharing health data with third party trackers that provide cues for targeted Facebook ads.
A third-party platform that has the ability to pull fitness tracking data from nearly all of the major wearable device providers has been breached, leaving about 61 million records exposed.
The Justice Department's investigation into Fitbit's use and handling of user health data remains ongoing, the agency reaffirmed after Google announced that the deal was done.
20 NGOs from across the world published a common statement about their serious concerns on Google's access to health data with the planned takeover of Fitbit.
A petition was issued to block Google’s proposed merger with Fitbit as it will give the company access to health data from fitness devices of 28 million customers.
Processing personal health data under GDPR is a challenge for many European organizations during COVID-19 outbreak, what are the data protection and privacy approaches that they can take?