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Why we should care who controls our health data | Reto Schegg | TEDxBasel
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Added Aug 30, 2016
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In our world, data is gold, but who owns all the health data we are generating and to whom are they sharing it? Did you give consent to the creator of your exercise tracker to share personal data with your insurance company? Reto Schegg explores why we need a citizen-owned health bank.

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Reto Schegg is an expert in eHealth projects, who has been involved in many recent big eHealth initiatives all over Europe. With a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering & Business Administration, he has been responsible for international health tech business lines and sales teams. Reto drives the idea of encouraging citizens to make better decisions about their own health in order to receive the best possible care.
Favourite quote: “If you are not paying for the product, you are the product.”

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