Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Another report on the slow and painful death of privacy:

Some 13 per cent of US medical schools have reported that their students have leaked confidential information about patients via blogs or social networking websites.

The students didn't name names, but did provide enough personal information, such as the medical condition involved and hospital, for patients or their families to recognise who is being described.

Is it possible to steal one's health identity? How can it be used?

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