(CNET) A partnership between Google and the University of Chicago Medical Center aimed to improve predictive analysis in medicine. But a lawsuit filed by a patient says the alliance shared too much personal information.
The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in US District Court for Northern Illinois, accuses the hospital of sharing hundreds of thousands of patient records with the tech giant without removing date stamps and doctor's notes. The complaint goes on to say that Google is uniquely capable of determining the identity of every medical record shared with it.
"The personal medical information obtained by Google is the most sensitive and intimate information in an individual's life, and its unauthorized disclosure is far more damaging to an individual's privacy" than compromised credit card numbers or Social Security numbers exposed in typical hacks, the lawsuit said.
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