Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation announced that has launched a platform for the sharing of medical and health information that leverages the FeliCa contactless IC card technology and utilizes secure*
cloud systems, placing the highest priority on the protection of users' personal information. Sony has established this platform in a relatively short period of time, and with it, participating facilities will benefit from easy sharing of users' health data.
* After being encrypted, data is separated and saved to different locations. While the data identifying the individual is saved on the IC card, the heath data itself, with no personal identification, is saved to the cloud server. Because of this, even in the case that data saved to the server is compromised, the owner of that data cannot easily be pinpointed, making this platform highly secure in the protection of personal information. Only when the IC card is tapped against a reader at a participating location are the two data sets linked together.
The FeliCa contactless IC card technology has a strong track record in realms such as transportation and e-money. Utilizing FeliCa technology, users of this new platform will be able to display and record data simply by tapping their cards against readers at participating locations. The secure cloud system that this platform utilizes is underpinned by Sony's unique, patented data separation technology, which has been recognized for its innovativeness and applicability.