New York (The Verge) — Google scrapped the publication of 100,000 chest X-rays due to last-minute privacy problems theverge.com/2019/11/15/209….
A report from The Washington Post has detailed how Google canceled a project to publish more than 100,000 human chest X-rays online days before the data was supposed to go live after realizing it contained personally identifiable information. The data was going to be used for an AI showcase with the NIH. It’s relevant at a time when Google is pushing further into digital health care.
The incident took place in 2017 and was part of a joint project conducted with the National Institutes of Health (NIH). But it’s particularly relevant at a time when Google is moving quickly into health care and stealthily gathering medical datafrom millions of patients. As the search giant amasses more of these sensitive records, many privacy advocates are questioning whether it can be trusted with the information. — James Vincent/@verge