Personal genetics company 23andMe has appointed IAPP member Kate Black its privacy officer and corporate counsel. Prior to joining 23andMe, Black worked for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the Department of Health and Human Services, and she’s served as health privacy counsel for the Center for Democracy & Technology. “The potential impact that 23andMe can have on both individual health and the entire healthcare industry is profound,” Black said. “In appropriately leveraging the 23andMe database, we can significantly advance healthcare delivery, but we will not succeed unless we approach it with the utmost concern about protecting customer privacy and building customer trust.” Editor’s Note: In this Privacy Perspectives post, IAPP President and CEO Trevor Hughes, CIPP, wrote about a case of unintended consequences for a 23andMe user and the lessons for privacy pros.
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