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Harvard Medicine, Winter 2019
by Monique Brouillette, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)


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"For I. Glenn Cohen, the James A. Attwood and Leslie Williams Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, the degree of worry over our data should vary depending on which data are being considered. When consumers are worried about losing data collected from their tracking devices, he urges them to maintain perspective. If, however, they are using apps that handle more sensitive information, like the genetic data that life insurance companies request to determine health risks, he believes ample caution is warranted. While there are laws that prevent employers and insurers from discriminating against people based on their genetic profiles, most states still allow life insurers to request genetic data if they are available."

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