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Google Says It Continues to Allow Apps to Scan Data From Gmail Accounts

From  WSJ:

Google Inc. told lawmakers it continues to allow other companies to scan and share data from Gmail accounts, responding to questions raised on Capitol Hill about privacy and potential misuse of the information contained in users’ emails.

Source: Google Says It Continues to Allow Apps to Scan Data From Gmail Accounts – WSJ

Two concerns:

This seems to be another in a log line of privacy abuses by Google.

Dentists need to be wary of this as any PHI (Protected Health Information) sent via Gmail is not secure. This is a HIPAA violation.