As innovative technologies emerge with new, sophisticated data collection capabilities, protecting users’ privacy and ensuring security is becoming increasingly important. CDT works to develop privacy safeguards for consumers through a combination of legal, technical, and self-regulatory measures. Ensuring that services are designed in ways that preserve privacy, establishing protections that apply across the life-cycle of consumers’ data, and giving consumers control over how their data is used are key elements of protecting privacy in the digital age.
With everything soon to be connected to the Internet, privacy considerations abound.
Developing a “Do Not Track” standard would address serious concerns about behavioral advertising and privacy.
Privacy concerns must be addressed if health information technology is to reach its full potential to improve care and reduce costs.