Facebook’s medical data sharing plan halted

Facebook’s medical data sharing plan halted

Facebook’s medical data sharing plan halted

Written by Keshala Dias

06 Apr, 2018 | 8:03 pm

Facebook has halted plans to collect patient data from hospitals and match it up with its users’ information.

The plan has been paused in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica catastrophe.

Facebook has faced scrutiny after data of millions of people were improperly shared.

The company said it had not yet received any health records, BBC reports.

The hospital data sharing proposal was discovered by CNBC reporter Christina Farr.

CNBC reports that Facebook was in talks with top hospitals and other medical groups as recently as last month about a proposal to share data about the social networks of their most vulnerable patients.


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