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Amazon’s Creep Into Health Care Has Some Experts Spooked

Sandra Wachter, BKC Faculty Associate, spoke about Amazon's shift in the healthcare industry.

'“Whenever health data is concerned, we have to be very suspicious,” says Sandra Wachter, a professor at the University of Oxford who researches the legal and ethical implications of AI, big data, and robotics. “Everybody has an interest in learning more about the health of people.” Wachter points out that while Amazon having access to your data may not pose a risk right at this moment, no one knows what will change down the road. Look, she says, at what happened to period-tracking apps when Roe v. Wade was overturned: What started out as a supposedly empowering way for women to take charge of their own health data turned into a risk that this data could be used to determine whether a person had terminated a pregnancy.'

Read more in WIRED.

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