2 states of data
Great points here about the need for balance of ownership for health data. For one, having anonymous data is a great source for firms who use medical data for research purposes and other "good" intentions. That being said, there needs to be a second layer of more in-depth information that belongs to individuals that can hopefully later be used in the health care system for more specific treatment and monitoring purposes. The two should absolutely be kept separate, but sadly, I don't think device manufacturers or other application creators have figured out how to split the two to ensure the more comprehensive data is secured solely for users while the anonymous data is made available to researchers and third parties. I'd love to hear any suggestions how a two-layer approach could be done, or if there is indeed a better way to keep the data separate while still making it available for each party.