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Privacy is an illusion (Ellison) You have zero privacy, Get Over It (McNealy)

August 25, 2008
by Joe Bormel
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Today's WSJ (August 25, 2008), "

"Privacy? We Got Over It."


INFORMATION AGE

By L. GORDON CROVITZ




here:




The 'consumerism' view is elaborated:




We give up privacy for convenience.




We give up privacy for personalization (google, amazon, ...).




We give up privacy for free services (i.e. accepting contextual advertising, drawing on otherwise private attributes of our lives.)




Society's concept of privacy is evolving.




Do we need new language to separate out 'health privacy'? Do we need methods beyond access restriction, auditing, voluntary identifiers, encryption for data in motion, etc, ... , or is healthcare evolving toward a world without secrets?






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This discussion has taken an interesting turn, here:

The gist is that in this political season, broad language without any clear or executable definition is being used. Probably by all parties.

This dialogue continues in interesting ways.

See Jim Feldbaum's post, "So Sue Me…One More Hurdle for the EMR"

Also,

See: LEFT UNRESOLVED, PRIVACY ISSUES WILL SCUTTLE ANY ATTEMPTS AT HIE

As the desire to exchange health information between institutions grows, privacy issues must be addressed

by David Raths


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