Here’s a cartoon about HIPAA confidentiality and our modern medical system. In the old days, medical confidentiality meant that people’s health information was seen by just a handful of people – doctors and their staff. These days, health information is widely shared. Countless people see a patient’s medical records and numerous organizations are provided with access.
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This post was authored by Professor Daniel J. Solove, who through TeachPrivacy develops computer-based privacy and data security training. He also posts at his blog at LinkedIn, which has more than 1 million followers.
Professor Solove is the organizer, along with Paul Schwartz, of the Privacy + Security Forum an annual event designed for seasoned professionals.