Document Type


Publication Date

Summer 2022


Tugrul Daim

Course Title

Engineering Management Synthesis

Course Number

ETM 590


Medical records -- Security measures -- United States, Computer networks -- Security measures, Medical records -- Technological innovations -- United States -- Public policy


From the dot com boom to now the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine Learning era, the evolving digital world that people live in has brought new challenges for protecting personal data and information. IoT devices, smart phones, numerous apps, and more, constantly collect personal health data with many positive intentions. However, the recent overturning of Roe vs. Wade by the United States Supreme Court has generated concerns in particular on who and how personal health data can be used by both governments and private companies with unintended consequences for users. Cyber security and regulations for protecting personal health data is more important than ever before. Through both a literature review and then the creation of a technology policy based road map, this paper establishes a methodology to answer the following research question: How will cyber security technology evolve with the influence of public policy in order to better protect consumer healthcare data privacy rights?


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