Blog Posts (15)
August 23, 2013
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
How much is your privacy worth? Would you be willing to give up your rights to medical privacy for $50?…
January 23, 2013
Jennifer Chevinksy, B.S.
The Philippine Medical Association (PMA) has recently denounced the actions of neurologist Dr. Rustico Jimenez who publicly commented on the health status of boxer and politician, Manny Pacquiao.…
September 1, 2012
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March 5, 2009
As reported on CNET, Google is now allowing its users of its online health record service, Google Health, to share their health records with each other.…
January 16, 2009
According to a recent New York Times article, “health privacy isn’t an issue when you are a legend.” The article, discussing the recent health disclosures, rumormongering, and volatile stock prices at Apple, due to Steve Jobs’ health claims that privacy isn’t a luxury that Mr.…
September 26, 2008
In the latest issue of the American Journal of Bioethics, Malm et al. address the question of whether physicians have a duty to treat during a public health emergency or whether the duty to heal ends where the epidemic beings.…
May 28, 2008
Many have hailed the passage of the Genetic Information Nondescrimination Act as a major policy advance. And while there are certainly people who will benefit from the protections included in the law, Emory’s Ani B.…
April 3, 2008
Popular Mechanics recently ranked what are, in its opinion, the 10 most prophetic sci-fi movies ever. Number 1? The genetics-focused drama Gattaca.…
December 20, 2007
To go in for surgery is to become vulnerable. We’re put under anesthesia and, in some cases, literally opened up for others to see.…
October 12, 2007
Back in August Art wrote about company health plans that offer discounts for healthy behavior. He criticized the idea for being an invasion of privacy and added:
The emerging movement toward corporate health fascism is no friend to the chubby and wheezy among us.…
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February 27, 2014 1:56 pm
Britain’s spy agency GCHQ intercepted millions of people’s webcam chats and stored still images of them, including sexually explicit ones, the Guardian newspaper reported on Thursday.
February 11, 2014 7:38 pm
Tim Armstrong has already acknowledged (and apologized) for his sizable gaffe last week, but is he also guilty of violating healthcare’s privacy law known as HIPAA?
December 15, 2013 1:59 pm
In this age of surveillance cameras, computer algorithms for tracking website visits, and GPS-imbedded cell phones, many people feel their right to privacy is slipping away. This perception extends into the medical realm as well where information gleaned from Electronic Health Records and clinical tissues are being used for medical research purposes with and without patient consent in some situations, though compliant with federal regulations.
November 13, 2013 4:32 pm
There is nothing “inherently wrong” with offering people financial incentives aimed at improving their health and reining in health care costs, Blumenthal-Barby said. But divulging your risk of potentially developing a disease at some point in the future is another matter.
November 6, 2013 7:16 pm
A New Mexico man is suing police for allegedly “subjecting him to multiple digital penetrations and three enemas,” among other “shockingly invasive medical procedures” — all on an invalid warrant, all without finding any drugs — his lawyers claim.
October 25, 2013 3:05 pm
EU Parliament report says four out of five EU states surveyed carry out wide-scale surveillance.
October 25, 2013 2:59 pm
In light of government surveillance programs and other privacy concerns, the average American at least has some level of interest in their online privacy. However, even if people are concerned about their data being taken and their browsing habits being recorded, it is not easy to find out who is keeping tabs on you.
October 22, 2013 3:20 pm
Right now there are no rules or even suggestions to guide doctor-patient relationships over the Internet.
September 24, 2013 3:34 pm
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff sharply criticized the US over allegations that the National Security Agency has spied on her government.
August 22, 2013 4:52 pm
The drugstore chain is expanding its ExtraCare rewards program for prescription drugs, but to join consumers must give up healthcare privacy protections under HIPAA.
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