The Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Developments in privacy law and writings of a Canadian privacy lawyer, containing information related to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (aka PIPEDA) and other Canadian and international laws.
The author of this blog, David T.S. Fraser, is a Canadian privacy lawyer who practices with the firm of McInnes Cooper. He is the author of the Physicians' Privacy Manual. He has a national and international practice advising corporations and individuals on matters related to Canadian privacy laws.
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This web site is presented for informational purposes only. These materials do not constitute legal advice and do not create a solicitor-client relationship between you and David T.S. Fraser. If you are seeking specific advice related to Canadian privacy law or PIPEDA, contact the author, David T.S. Fraser.
Friday, October 08, 2004
Parry Aftab's regular column in Information Week is about HIPAA and marketing ... definitely worth reading:
"HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, is a federal law that sets standards for health-information privacy and security and for the electronic exchange of health information. Physicians and pharmacies, as well as other health-care providers and facilities, all must follow the law to protect prescription information and medical treatments as private patient health information.
But HIPAA is one of the most confusing of all privacy laws and, when marketing issues are involved, one of the most controversial and complicated. HIPAA rules have been amended several times over the course of its development and each amendment has created new controversies. Hundreds of pages of commentary resulted in thousands of pages of comments and concerns from advocacy groups, as well as security, health care, and privacy professionals. These concerns were addressed in some respects when the final HIPAA Privacy Rule became effective in April 2003.... "
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