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Title: Privacy


1
Privacy Personal Information --
  • Why do we care or do we?

2
Fourth Amendment
  • The right of the people to be secure in their
    persons, houses, papers and effects, against
    unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be
    violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon
    probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation,
    and particularly describing the place to be
    searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

3
Personal Information
  • Computers make personal
  • Information gathering easier
  • Much easier!

4
Databases Information
  • Protecting the Many from the Few
  • vs.
  • Innocent until PROVEN guilty

5
Databases Information
  • Has 9/11 Changed how we feel about data being
    collected.
  • Airport searches
  • No Fly list
  • Profiling
  • Passports to cross the border into Canada or
    Mexico

6
Privacy Health
  • Is medical/health information more sensitive than
    other information?
  • WHY?
  • If it is more private, is it better protected?

7
Privacy Health
  • Who pays for our health care?
  • So who gets to say who can see our information?

8
Privacy Health
  • Until 2003, our medical records were available to
    insurance companies, employers, and government
    agencies
  • Is this a problem? Why or why not?

9
Privacy Health
  • What if you dont want people to know about
    certain kinds of medical treatment? What can you
    do?
  • Law School, Medical School

10
Privacy Health
  • In 2003 federal government issued rules covering
    both electronic and paper records.
  • Written consent is required for most disclosures
    of medical information and health care providers
    must NOT disclose more information than the
    minimum amount of information for each purpose.

11
Privacy Health
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability
    Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
  • http//www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/

12
Privacy Health
  • But, what about the Public Health?
  • AIDS
  • FLU
  • TB
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Terrorist threats

13
Medical Privacy vs. Public Good Pros and Cons
  • Should there be a national database containing
    health and personal information on all Americans?
  • Should Americans be required to have an
    electronic health ID card to be used to verify a
    persons eligibility for health care, to store
    health data and to access medical records?

14
Personal Health Card
  • What about personal health information?
  • Should we carry this information on our person?
  • Once collected, who could see it?
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