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Amazon's new role: health privacy expert

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Amazon is hiring an expert who would be in charge of overseeing the company’s health privacy regulations, known as HIPAA, for a “new initiative,” CNBC reports.

Why it matters: Other tech companies, like Apple and Alphabet, have made a similar step to invest in the digital health care sector, per CNBC. The new vacancy reportedly means that Amazon plans to work with other companies to manage data on personal health.