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    The Internet of Bodies Will Change Everything, for Better or Worse

    Oct 29, 2020

    The rise of devices that connect the human body to the web is accelerating rapidly. This Internet of Bodies could revolutionize health care and improve our quality of life. But without appropriate guardrails, it could also jeopardize our most intimate personal information and introduce several ethical concerns.

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    Research Brief

    COVID-19 Mobile Surveillance Tools Raise Privacy Concerns

    Jul 30, 2020

    Dozens of countries are using mobile phone tools and data sources for COVID-19 tracking. These tools are beneficial, but they also have the potential for harm. As public health agencies consider using mobile surveillance tools, they will need to address privacy concerns.

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    Remarks on the Question of Privacy Raised by the Automation of Mental Health Records

    It is necessary to face issues of the individual's right to privacy raised by the future automation of information systems.

    Apr 1, 1967

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    Report

    Security and Privacy in Computer Systems.

    Paper prepared in 1967 that outlines the configuration of a typical remote-access, multi-user resource-sharing computer system and identifies some of its vulnerabilities to unauthorized divulgence of information.

    Jan 1, 1967

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    System Implications of Information Privacy.

    A detailed account of ways to protect computer systems from invasions of privacy, presented at the Spring Joint Computer Conference in April 1967.

    Jan 1, 1967

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    M. Susan Ridgely

    Adjunct Senior Health Policy Researcher; Co-Director, RAND Center of Excellence on Health System Performance; Affiliate Faculty, Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education J.D. in health law, University of Maryland School of Law

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    Harriet Teare

    Research Leader
    Education D.Phil. in chemistry, University of Oxford; M.Chem. in chemistry, University of Oxford; Diploma in social sciences, University of London