Contribute Try STAT+ Today

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.

Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free!


What is it?

STAT+ is STAT's premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond.

What's included?

  • Daily reporting and analysis
  • The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters
  • Subscriber-only newsletters
  • Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day
  • STAT+ Conversations
  • Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations
  • Exclusive industry events
  • Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country
  • The best reporters in the industry
  • The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry
  • And much more
  • Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr.