• Health Data
DGN Policy Brief 15: Safeguarding Patient Rights within a Digital Ecosystem through a Feminist Framework

Data protection policy frameworks in India, such as the National Digital Health Mission ecosystem, are incentivising the datafication of health by considering health data to be a commodity. However, in the age of big data, when health data is viewed as a disembodied resource, access to people's health data becomes a form of power, giving those with such access the unparalleled and unprecedented power to influence the governance of people's bodies and lives. This policy brief recognises the interconnections between our bodies and data from within a feminist framework, and through this alternative framework, proposes recommendations to safeguard patient rights from threats arising from the datafication of health.