Medical Futurist September 15, 2022
I really don’t want to sound like Aunt Karen, suspecting a culprit hiding behind every bush, but chances are your health data was or will be stolen. This is a strong statement and might sound paranoid. But, as the old joke goes: being paranoid doesn’t mean someone is not after you.
Here we will introduce five general scenarios of how unknown third-party actors can access your health data without your knowledge (and consent). We introduce these to paint a clearer picture of how medical data can change hands and help you prepare to avoid it – as much as possible.
You had a genetic test done
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