Assessments of security and privacy risks of Google Health portal

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  • The use of Google Health patient portal raises security and privacy concerns for the users. Since the portal stores sensitive personal and health information, it raises questions on security and privacy risks. The objective of this research is to identify those security and privacy risks of the Google Health portal which could affect the user. This paper analyzes how the risks identified affect the security and privacy of users' personal health information. It will be argued that Google Health does have certain inherent security and privacy risks. In particular risks related to: third party access to health records, HIPAA non compliance, advertising by third-party service providers, single sign-on, access control, health record linkage and data storage. Based on the risks identified, this paper recommends the measures to overcome the privacy and security risks identified.

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    Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International