Q: How did you go about the confidentiality law of HIV regarding data sharing with the TB program?
A: This is a good question. I don’t think it was for me, but I’ll comment anyway.
Importantly, it is not just HIV confidentiality laws that apply to the collection, storage and use of digital data from people with TB. Several other kinds of laws apply. These include laws that regulate all kinds of digital data, regardless of what it is about; laws that regulate all kinds of health data; and even laws that regulated consumer data, as they may apply to apps used for TB.
The point is, we should not mistakenly think that the only concerns about TB digital data are concerns about HIV laws.