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Data Mining in Exchange for Insurance Carries Breach, ID Risks

Oct. 2, 2020, 4:38 PM

A federal judge in Texas this week gave the greenlight for a pair of companies to offer health insurance to people who agree to be tracked online, but those companies and others like them could face regulatory scrutiny if they don’t handle the data properly.

Texas-based Data Marketing Partnership LP and Georgia-based LP Management Services LLC are offering insurance to people who agree to download software on their phones or computers that collects the electronic data they generate while browsing the web, according to court documents.

U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor compelled the Department of Labor to recognize the insurance ...

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