In her interview with Michael Ostrolenk, Dr. Peel of www.patientprivacyrights.org also discusses HIPAA, the Patient Privacy Consumer Toolkit, privacy provisions in the Stimulus Bill, and more! [display_podcast] Click play button above to listen.
Dear Representative, We the undersigned organizations representing millions of Americans encourage you to co-sponsor H.R. 2630 “Protect Patients and Physicians Privacy Act.” H.R. 2630 grants individuals the ability to opt out of any federally mandated, created, or funded electronic system for maintaining medical information.
Passing the House of Representatives on a voice vote, S. 1858 has been sent to President Bush for signature. The Newborn Genetic Screening bill was passed by the Senate last December. The bill violates the U.S. Constitution and the Nuremberg Code, writes Twila Brase, president of the Citizen’s Council on Health Care (CCHC). “The DNA […]
Children are getting their fingerprints scanned every day at school—to make the lunch line move faster. It’s more efficient than debit cards, ID cards, or cash. State Senator Karen Johnson of Arizona is trying to do something about this, as well as other measures that enable intrusive government monitoring of citizens in the name of […]
In 2007, more than 79 million records were compromised in the United States, a fourfold increase from 2006. Many contained Social Security and/or credit card numbers. While government and private entities are spending more and more on firewalls, encryption, and other security measures, the fixes are often too little and too late, with hackers a […]