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J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2017 Mar;11(2):216-219. doi: 10.1177/1932296816681585. Epub 2017 Feb 13.

Privacy and Security Issues Surrounding the Protection of Data Generated by Continuous Glucose Monitors.

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1 Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA.

Abstract

Being able to track, analyze, and use data from continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) and through platforms and apps that communicate with CGMs helps achieve better outcomes and can advance the understanding of diabetes. The risks to patients' expectation of privacy are great, and their ability to control how their information is collected, stored, and used is virtually nonexistent. Patients' physical security is also at risk if adequate cybersecurity measures are not taken. Currently, data privacy and security protections are not robust enough to address the privacy and security risks and stymies the current and future benefits of CGM and the platforms and apps that communicate with them.

KEYWORDS:

HIPAA; continous glucose monitor; data privacy; data security; personally identifiable information; protected health information

PMID:
28264188
PMCID:
PMC5478039
DOI:
10.1177/1932296816681585
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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