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Tonic Vice, February 8, 2018
Susan Rinkunas, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)


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If Amazon had that authorization, it would be able to use people’s health information to nudge them toward specific products, says I. Glenn Cohen, a Harvard Law School professor who specializes in health law policy and editor of the forthcoming book Big Data, Health Law, and Bioethics. And, no, an Amazon health insurance company could not require people to provide their health information to the site in order to get coverage, Swire says.

“I emphasize again, we’re building hypothesis on hypothesis here,” Borgesius says. “I don’t think they even know themselves what they’re going to offer. The press release just looks like the three parties came together and agreed that there’s a problem and are going to see whether they can do anything about it. It’s completely unclear what they will do.”

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