Facebook’s Health Groups Offer A Lifeline, But Privacy Concerns Linger image

Huffington Post, May 28, 2018
Sarah Elizabeth Richards, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)


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It’s impossible to expect a true sense of privacy among 55,000 people, but users and bioethicists alike have lingering questions about Facebook’s use of data.

“How much of Facebook is truly closed?” asked Glenn Cohen director of Harvard’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law, Biotechnology and Bioethics. “How visible are your posts? Could someone take a screenshot of something you said and repost it?”

These new questions may be a good thing. Our deep desire to connect can lull us into a false sense of security, according to Matthew DeCamp, assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

“Over time, people become more comfortable sharing, and what could happen to their data isn’t at the forefront of their minds,” he said.


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