Aetna is notable for not selling anonymized patient data—but CVS, like many pharmacy chains, does
For-profit companies use our anonymized medical data in a huge secondary market. Advances in computing make it increasingly possible for outsiders to identify people from among the hundreds of millions of patients in dossiers, putting intimate secrets about our bodies and minds at risk...
Hackers pillage a poorly protected bureaucracy for one third of all breaches involving names and sensitive info
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Data brokers legally buy, sell and trade health information, but the practice risks undermining public confidence