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Facebook admits it discussed sharing user data for medical research project

The Guardian -------- Facebook was in discussions with major medical institutions about sharing user and patient data for a research project, the social media company admitted on Thursday, after revelations in a news report . The report, from CNBC, said the proposed plan included using a process to match data for individuals in both sets, which would be anonymized, to research how such information sharing could improve individual patient care. These discussions, which included the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and Stanford University School of Medicine, were put on hold last month, according to a Facebook spokesperson. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.

Facebook admits it discussed sharing user data for medical research project - Read More from The Guardian

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