Supporters describe the rule aspart of a push for interoperability, so that data can be sharedmore easily between the various entities involved in helping aperson be healthy. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Privacy advocates are raising concerns about new rules proposedby the Trump administration that will give private companies accessto the medical records of potentially millions of Americans.

The administration describes its goals as empowering consumers,rather than the companies that will use the data. The proposalwould allow individuals to download their medical records and sharethem with third-party entities, most likely health apps.

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