FTC Member Julie Brill Pushes for Healthcare Data Protection

Julie Brill, a member of the Federal Trade Commission, has expressed support for privacy protection in the healthcare sector amid increasing big data applications, GovernmentHealthIT.com reported June 27.

Anthony Brino writes that Brill proposes that consumers regain control over their personal information, determine the amount of data to share and be able choose whether to participate in data tracking options.

Brill, a former assistant attorney general for consumer protection and antitrust in Vermont, told a privacy conference Wednesday the government could call to account organizations that violate data privacy regulations.

Brill recommends increased transparency in data tracking to let consumers know how much of their information is under monitoring, according to the report.

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