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11/25/2019

Google almost made 100,000 chest X-rays public — until it realized personal data could be exposed

External Link - Source: The Washington Post

Two days before Google was set to publicly post more than 100,000 images of human chest X-rays, the tech giant got a call from the National Institutes of Health, which had provided the images: Some of them still contained details that could be used to identify the patients, a potential privacy and legal violation.

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