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The Hidden Trade in Our Medical Data: Why We Should Worry

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

January 11, 2017 — Adam Tanner

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