Tag: privacy

Blog Posts (15)

August 23, 2013

Privacy for Sale

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

Diagnosing the Famous Non-Patient

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

AJOB's September Issue is Here!

This month’s issue features:


March 5, 2009

Hey! Who Wants to Share Google Health Records?

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

Health Privacy Exists No Matter Who You Are

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

Doctors Flee from Epidemic

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

Unintended consequences from GINA?

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

Stray genetic material and expectations of privacy

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

Surgery is not photojournalism

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

Forget the carrot, here's the stick

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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Published Articles (5)

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 12 Issue 9 - Sep 2012

Telecare, Surveillance, and the Welfare State Tom Sorell

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 11 Issue 8 - Aug 2011

To Friend or Not to Friend: Is That the Question for Healthcare?

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 11 Issue 3 - Mar 2011

Review of Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 10 Issue 9 - Sep 2010

Deidentification and Its Discontents: Response to the Open Peer Commentaries

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 5 Issue 2 - Mar 2005

Emerging Neurotechnologies for Lie-Detection: Promises and Perils

News (53)

August 19, 2014 5:40 pm

NSA's 'MonsterMind' Could Automate Cyberwar

The plan to build a cybersecurity machine that would monitor all private communications coming into the U.S. for attacks and retaliate without human involvement was the last straw that led Snowden to become a whistleblower, he told Wired in an interview.

July 29, 2014 4:01 pm

Google Seeks Human Guinea Pigs for Health Project

Google’s newest project aims to create a crowd-sourced picture of human health by collecting anonymous genetic and molecular information from participants.

July 15, 2014 2:35 pm

Police Won't Use Nude Photos of Va. Teen as Evidence in Sexting Case, Attorney Says

Prosecutors wanted to take a second set of nude photos, of the teen in a forced aroused state to compare them to photos he allegedly sent to his then-girlfriend.

June 30, 2014 6:15 pm

Facebook responds to criticism of its experiment on users

Facebook is unapologetic about the “emotional contagion” experiment it was conducting on customers.

April 23, 2014 1:46 pm

Would you share your DNA info to advance medicine?

The provocative question of how “big data” will affect medicine and patient privacy is getting a lot of attention at the National Institutes of Health.

April 17, 2014 5:42 pm

French School Carries out DNA Dragnet in Rape Case

French investigators began taking DNA samples Monday from 527 male students and staff at a high school — including boys as young as 14 — as they searched for the assailant who raped a teenage girl on the closed campus.

April 2, 2014 2:14 pm

PatientsLikeMe Launches “Data for Good” Campaign to Encourage Health Data Sharing to Advance Medicine

Today, PatientsLikeMe kicks off a new campaign promoting the value of sharing health information to advance research.

March 27, 2014 5:50 pm

Yahoo updates methodology in new transparency report

The company changes how it tallies government requests for data in its second transparency report, following tech firm push back over the past year.

February 27, 2014 1:56 pm

British spy agency collected images of Yahoo webcam chats

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

Did AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Violate HIPAA?

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?

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