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A federal judge in Illinois this month dismissed a high-profile lawsuit against Google and the University of Chicago that has put a spotlight on patient privacy as more companies seek to mine the reams of health data stored in hospitals’ medical records systems.

The dismissal may not end the controversy over a data sharing deal between the two institutions as part of a research collaboration. Attorney Jay Edelson, founder of the privacy-focused law firm Edelson PC that filed the suit in June 2019, told STAT his firm plans to contest the court’s decision in federal appeals court.

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