Snowden and digital health – the FT finds a worrying connection

The FT’s excellent journalist Gillian Tett has written a thought-provoking article on how increasing privacy concerns brought about by recent cyber surveillance revelations are threatening the ability to use ‘big data’ to connect specific genomic features with individual health conditions.  This in turn is threatening the ability to find and improve treatments and cures for many ailments.  All is not lost though; she describes a number of possible solutions, most notably a “people’s movement”.

Well worth a read even though it fits more under a wider definition of Digital Health than is conventional on TTA.

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