Like any piece of legislation the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was always going to provoke mixed reactions, and medical advocacy groups are it finding it hard to agree on the implications of its privacy provisions.
Internet giant Google launched a highly anticipated application earlier this month, but privacy advocates have expressed concerns.
The Federal Aviation Administration has announced that one of its computers was illegally accessed and employee identity information was stolen.
An organization which monitors health policies and advocates the freedom of choice in healthcare has issued a statement criticizing the stimulus package for allowing space for privacy breaches.
Despite government claims that electronic passports take security to a new level, a researcher has proven their protection mechanisms are easy to break.
The stimulus plan’s health IT provisions include new regulations regarding privacy protection, but the debate about their merits is far from over.
President Obama campaigned on the platform of healthcare reform, but his plans to computerize medical records are facing opposition from some privacy advocates.
After a recent scathing report on federal agencies’ failure to comply with civil rights regulations, another story brings home the need for better oversight of sensitive data by the U.S. government.
Events to educate consumers about data protection have been held to mark Data Privacy Day on January 28.
Consumer Watchdog has raised a number of privacy concerns regarding how electronic medical records, when introduced, will be able to be used.