Google and health privacy – is it enough?

I’m not sure what to make of this “warning” that Google provides to users of its Google Health service as reported in a recent post on Blogoscoped.


I can’t say that I’m completely up to speed on my health information privacy regulations, but this does seem to be a bit odd. This type of message can be considered positive in that access to records are monitored and tracked and that you will be notified (doesn’t say when though). On the other hand, if I were a user, I would wonder if unauthorized access isn’t a rare event that a process has been implemented.

What do you think about this message? Is Google doing enough? Google’s health privacy policy is available here.