American Medical Assoc. issues new principles to restore trust in data privacy

Responding to Americans’ growing reluctance to share health data and unresolved tension over eroding personal privacy, the American Medical Association (AMA) today issued new privacy principles (PDF) supporting an individual’s right to control, access, and delete personal data collected about them. Using the new privacy principles, the AMA will actively engage the administration, Congress and industry stakeholders in discussions on the future direction of regulatory guardrails that are needed to restore public confidence in data privacy protections.

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