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Anonymous patient data may not be as private as previously thought

(Reuters Health) – – For years, researchers have been studying medical conditions using huge swaths of patient data with identifying information removed to protect people’s privacy. But a new study suggests hackers may be able to match “de-identified” health information to patient identities.

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