Provision in breach notification law raises privacy concerns

09/23/2009 | SC Magazine

Privacy advocates have expressed concerns about the health care data breach notification law, which is set to take effect Wednesday, because of a "harm threshold" provision that would require only health organizations to issue notices if the breached information "poses some harm to the individual." "The key problem is, those who breach your information are the ones who get to decide if you are harmed or not," said Deborah Peel, Patient Privacy Rights founder and chairwoman.

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