Privacy advocates fear massive fed health database

There is a lot to be concerned about here but the following is my special favorite;

These records will be maintained in
electronic systems.

Routine uses

1. For Law Enforcement Purposes—To
disclose pertinent information to the
appropriate Federal, State, or local
agency responsible for investigating,
prosecuting, enforcing, or implementing
a statute, rule, regulation, or order,
where OPM( U.S. Office of Personnel
Management) .becomes aware of an
indication of a violation or potential
violation of civil or criminal law or
regulation.

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2010-10-05/pdf/2010-24927.pdf

 

 

U.S. Office of Personnel Management wants to collect data from three health programs

November 4, 2010

Computerworld – Several privacy groups have raised alarms over plans by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to build a database that would contain information about the healthcare claims of millions of Americans.

The concerns have surfaced because the OPM has provided few details about the new database and because the data collected will be shared with law enforcement, third-party researchers and others.

In a letter to OPM Director John Berry, the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) and 15 other organizations asked the agency to release more details on the need for the database and how the data contained in it will be protected and used.

The OPM “should not create this massive database full of detailed individual health records without giving the public a full and fair chance to evaluate the specifics of the program,” the letter cautioned.

It also called upon the OPM to delay its proposed Nov. 15 launch date for the database because there was not enough time for independent observers to evaluate the proposal.

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One response to “Privacy advocates fear massive fed health database

  1. Our privacy is eroding, day by day.

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