Privacy Not Included: Federal Law Lags Behind New Tech

By Charles Ornstein – ProPublica

The federal privacy law known as HIPAA doesn’t cover home paternity tests, fitness trackers or health apps. When a Florida woman complained after seeing the paternity test results of thousands of people online, federal regulators told her they didn’t have jurisdiction.

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