Health Privacy

Health information technology has tremendous potential to improve health care and reduce cost while empowering patients to play a greater role in the management of their own care. From activity trackers to mobile apps to electronic health records, the availability of personal health data has disrupted established traditions in health care and created new commercial opportunities. These developments raise new questions about the privacy, security, and ethical implications of collecting and using such sensitive and personal information.

CDT advocates for increased individual control over health information, inside and outside regulatory protections, and for constructive technical solutions inside of companies.