[License-review] Request for approval by license steward: Tidepool Open Access to Health Data Software License

Lawrence Rosen lrosen at rosenlaw.com
Tue Oct 8 02:43:12 UTC 2013



I apologize for responding late to your review request. While I'm certainly
in favor of open software, there is one aspect of your strategy [1] that
confuses me:


"We want to require applications, devices and services that use Tidepool
code to keep health data open and accessible to patients and their
designated caregivers at all times."


You speak of open /health data/. Is this compatible with HIPPA and similar
laws here and in other countries that protect personally identifiable
information (PII)?  The health-related companies that I've worked with - or
rather companies that provide open source software or related services to
the health-care industry -- have been very careful to go nowhere near such
health data unless they have very strict confidentiality provisions in
place. By design of the law such data isn't open.


I'm confused about your goal.







Lawrence Rosen

Rosenlaw & Einschlag, a technology law firm (www.rosenlaw.com
<http://www.rosenlaw.com/> )

3001 King Ranch Rd., Ukiah, CA 95482

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