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MD: Patient data exposed online

In a follow-up t0 a story first reported here, Liz F. Kay of the Baltimore Sun reports: A CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield dental HMO accidentally exposed personal information, including Social Security numbers, of about 75,000 members on a public Web site last month and didn’t notify them until about three weeks later. The Dental Network,...

Ethical treatment of whole genome research participants

Seen on Huliq.com: Recent technological developments have made it possible for scientists to sequence an entire human genome, but these advances may be a mixed blessing. While much has been made of the benefits of whole-genome sequencing, from improved disease diagnosis to rational drug design, the impacts on the privacy and autonomy of individual...

Ca: Patient files found in vacant Yorkton office space

Angela Hall writes in the Leader-Post: REGINA — Hundreds of patient files have been discovered in a vacant Yorkton office space, prompting an investigation by the Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner. An anonymous complaint tipped the commissioner’s office to the presence of five large boxes containing what appears to be physician records for as...