U.S. Congress seeks solutions on affected person privateness in Google, Ascension cloud deal


FILE PHOTO: An illuminated Google emblem is seen inside an workplace constructing in Zurich, Switzerland December 5, 2018. Information/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photograph

SAN FRANCISCO (Information) – 4 Democratic leaders on the U.S. Home of Representatives Vitality and Commerce committee on Monday wrote Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google and Ascension Well being demanding briefings by Dec. 6 on how affected person knowledge the hospital chain is storing on the cloud is used.

Google’s cloud computing unit stated final week that it has integrated trade commonplace safety and privateness practices into its take care of Ascension, and that not one of the knowledge is getting used for promoting functions.

However Home Vitality Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. together with members Anna Eshoo, Diana DeGette and Jan Schakowsky, stated of their letter that questions stay about what knowledge precisely is saved with Google, which Google workers have entry to the info, and to what extent sufferers had been knowledgeable in regards to the corporations’ settlement.

Reporting by Paresh Dave; Enhancing by Leslie Adler