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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Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Today's New York times has an interesting essay that describes how a woman reviewed her own medical file and secretly removed all references to the fact that she has a family history of Huntington's disease. She did so out of fear that the information, in the hands of insurance companies, might prejudice her children and their ability to get coverage.
It's an interesting illustration that not only are some patients not being forthright with their physicians out of fear where their information may end up, but some will take more drastic action. Both can have a serious impact upon the health care they receive. See: The Quest for Privacy Can Make Us Thieves - New York Times.
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