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A federal regulator has opened up an inquiry into the effort by Google and a massive hospital system to reportedly collect private health data on millions of Americans in secret

FILE PHOTO: A sign is pictured outs a Google office near the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California, U.S., May 8, 2019.  REUTERS/Dave Paresh/File Photo/File Photo

  • A federal regulator has opened up an inquiry into Google’s partnership with the hospital system Ascension, The Wall Street Journal reported.
  • The Journal first reported on the collaboration between the two companies and their efforts to collect personal health information on millions of Americans on Monday.
  • Data such as lab results and hospital records were compiled for millions of people as part of the project, which has been termed “Project Nightingale,” The Journal said.
  • Neither patients nor doctors were notified, and at least 150 Google employees have access to the patients’ data, the paper added.
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