Sunday, February 21, 2016

Wall Street Journal Expose: Your Boss Might Be Trying to Access Your Birth-Control Schedule

nvestigative story reveals how some employers are mining their workers' data.

By Michael Arria

An article in the Wall Street Journal documents how some companies are mining data about their workers' personal health in an attempt to keep their insurance costs down.

"Bosses Harness Big Data to Predict Which Workers Might Get Sick," by Rachel Emma Silverman, explains how some businesses are hiring firms to dig up information about their employees' prescription drug use, risk for disease and other personal tidbits. The employers claim it's simply a new method to keep healthcare costs down and improve the well-being of their staff members.

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