Washington, D.C., of counsel Stan Crosley was quoted in a Bloomberg BNA Health IT Law & Industry Report article titled, “FTC Report Poses Big Data Compliance Questions.” The article discussed the Federal Trade Commission’s recent report that suggests they are watching how companies are using big data analytics to find holes in consumer-protection and antidiscrimination laws.

Stan said that health care organizations must be careful that big data analytics or data-gathering projects do not undermine patient trust and that, instead, they should be transparent about their use of data. “Fundamentally what we’re all circling around is trust,” he said. He also noted that mature privacy programs are already considering ethical data use frameworks to address many of these issues.