Monthly Archives: February 2014

Why not store personal health information in the cloud?

At the recent American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting in Chicago, my colleague Bob Grossman organized what was by all accounts a fascinating session on How Big Data Supports Biomedical Discovery. It being a Saturday, I had family duties. But I read with interest a synopsis of remarks made by speaker Lincoln Stein: “Legal and ethical issues with using commercial cloud vendors for cancer data. If Comcast buys Amazon, who owns data?” (As you can tell by the abbreviated style, this remark was communicated by Twitter.)

Lincoln published in 2010 The Case for Moving Genome Informatics to the Cloud,

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