[Novalug] VA Health records held ransom
larkoc at iges.org
Wed May 6 10:26:12 EDT 2009
Tangently-related to this thread:
Yesterday's The Washington Post, Style section page 3 top in the Reliable Source (?) section, a law
profession would use as a class assignment on privacy laws in the U.S. a request of his students to
dig up everything legally available about his person. This year, in response to a published
comment by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia that U.S. Privacy laws are currently sufficient (or
some such similar statement) the law prof requested the students to search Justice Scalia. The
class came up with phone numbers, photographs with grand-children, a whole range of stuff. The
Justice was reportedly much angered. Believing that the assignment, although it did show the range
of information available to a diligent searcher, was not in good judgment.
It is a very short (maybe 140 words??) article. I don't have time to dig up the web link at this
moment. (An exercise for the interested reader---smile.)
Bonnie Dalzell wrote:
> On Wed, 6 May 2009, Dan Arico wrote:
>> There's another question that ought to be raised in view of proposals for a
>> national medical database. Just how secure is *it* going to be?
> this is a question that I have worried about a lot. the comuter user
> public (as in a number of my clients and friends) has a much greater
> degree of trust in the reliability and security of their computers than I
> do. This is obvious when you repeatedly hear about people loosing all
> of their digital family photos when a harddrive dies, etc.
>> One OS to rule them all, One OS to find them,
>> One OS to bring them all, and in the Darkness bind them,
>> In the land of Redmond, where the Sales Reps lie.
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