Re: cr> Medical Privacy


Sender: •••@••.••• (Lutz Donnerhacke)

* Cyber Rights wrote:
>  CDT POLICY POST Volume 2, Number 14                          April 12, 1996
>  o  The revised S.1360 removes "health information services" from being
> treated as trustees, and now only allows them to receive personal health
> information with an individual's consent. Now, trustees, such as doctors,
> hospitals, and insurance companies, must anonymize personal health
> information prior to disclosing it to health information services, such as
> EDS or Equifax. A health information service may only strip the identifiers
> if they are under the control of a trustee as an employee or contractor.

Does EDS mean Electronic Data System (or similar) known as the world
largest company dealing with private informations?
offers such an amount of companies EDS is involved with, that I can't
seriosly claim that EDS keep information private...

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