CNBC poll: People trust Apple with health data more than Google, Amazon

Most people trust Apple with their health data, according to an informal Twitter poll conducted by CNBC reporter Christina Farr.

More than 1,000 people responded to the poll Aug. 7, which asked individuals which tech company — Apple, Google or Amazon — they trusted most with their health data. 

Here are the results.

1. Apple: 41 percent

2. None: 37 percent

3. Google: 14 percent

4. Amazon: 8 percent

While Ms. Farr noted her poll was not representative of the general public — she said the majority of her Twitter followers work in the technology and health sectors — it paints a picture of the changing times. Two years ago, the research firm Rock Health found most people would not trust any tech company with their health data.

All three companies have made recent moves on health technology — Apple partnered with Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Amazon created a skunkworks lab called 1492 and Google's parent company Alphabet brought back Glass. So, why did Apple reign supreme?

According to Lucia Savage, chief privacy and regulatory officer of Omada Health and former chief privacy officer of ONC, "[t]heir brand, to date, has a stronger privacy foundation than other options (Google and Amazon)," reports CNBC.

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