• Opinion: Applying HIPAA would help Facebook transform mental health for good

    13 days ago - By STAT

    Facebook and other social media companies have accurate information about the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of millions of individuals. What these companies know is often more than what user's therapists know.
    If therapists and other health care professionals must guard what they know about a patient's mental health as protected health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act , Facebook and other social media companies should, too.
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