Tech Talk: An Executive Order Strips Privacy Rights & Who Do You Control Your Health Data?

Written by Brian Wesolowski

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CDT’s Tech Talk is a podcast where we dish on tech and Internet policy, while also explaining what these policies mean to our daily lives. You can find Tech Talk on SoundCloud iTunes, and Google Play.

This episode is all about privacy, but we will look at it from two very different policy perspectives.

First, our President & CEO Nuala O’Connor will talk about one of the executive orders from the President that stopped the application of Privacy Act provisions to non-US persons. Nuala was part of the team at the Department of Homeland Security that helped develop the policy the Executive Order removes and she explains why we are opposing the President’s action.

We also hear from the author of Our Bodies, Our Data, Adam Tanner, about the huge market out there for personal health data and who it is really benefitting. Hint, it’s not generally the patient.

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