Now That All Your Financial Info Is Available, How About Your Medical Data?
from the wonderful... dept
Yet another reminder that you really have no more privacy. If it wasn’t one of the many, many personal info data leaks this week, you now have to worry about your healthcare provider’s digruntled employees revealing info as well. The details are a bit confusing, but a “digruntled employee” at Kaiser Permanente put a bunch of confidential medical records on a blog in order to express her displeasure with the company. It sounds like she (or someone else) had also posted the info on an unsecured Kaiser website, as well as a personal blog. Kaiser found out about the blog in January, but waited until now to have it taken down. So, if there’s no way to protect your financial information or your medical information (or, you know, your shoe buying habits) isn’t it about time that a better system was created to deal with this data flow situation? David Brin’s ideas about information transparency start sounding more intriguing all the time.