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Workshop--E-leaks: the privacy of health information in the age of electronic information.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22165285     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This workshop examined some of the new challenges to health-related privacy emerging as a result of the proliferation of electronic communications and data storage, including through social media, electronic health records and ready access to personal information on the internet. The right to privacy is a human right. As such, protecting privacy and enforcing the duty of confidentiality regarding health information are fundamental to treating people with autonomy, dignity and respect. For people living with HIV, unauthorized disclosure of their status can lead to discrimination and breaches of other human rights. While this is not new, in this information age a new breed of privacy violation is emerging and our legal protections are not necessarily keeping pace.
Authors:
Michael Vonn; Renée Lang; Maude Perras
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  HIV/AIDS policy & law review / Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1712-624X     ISO Abbreviation:  HIV AIDS Policy Law Rev     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101249725     Medline TA:  HIV AIDS Policy Law Rev     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  73-6     Citation Subset:  X    
Affiliation:
British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA).
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