Now for sale: Data on your mental health

San Francisco fiefighters/paramedics head back to their truck after the delivery of a patient to the Saint Francis Memorial Hospital's emergency room in San Francisco, Ca., on Friday October 14, 2011. New hospital data is showing a dramatic increase in visits to emergency rooms both nationally and in California, a jump physicians attribute to both an increase in demand for services as well as improvements that allow emergency departments to treat patients faster. (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)

A study published Monday … outlines how expansive the market for people’s health data has become. After contacting data brokers to ask what kinds of mental health information she could buy, researcher Joanne Kim reported…

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