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Federal Health Privacy Law Doesn't Apply To Wearables, Online Storage Services

A landmark law privacy protecting people's health and medical information doesn't cover wearables like Fitbit, testing companies or online services that allow people to store individual health records, Pro Publica reports. “If you were trying to draft a privacy law from scratch, this is not the way you would do it,” attorney Adam Greene said, referring to the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

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