To Congress: Prohibit Selling Patients’ Private Medical Data

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“Electronic patient records legislation that will convert our health records from paper to data in electronic systems will put our personal medical records at risk of becoming a commodity that businesses can sell or trade.

Even Microsoft promises they won’t use health information in their database for commercial purposes. The Federal government needs to provide that basic level of protection and more.

Tell Congress we need real patient control of our health data and and that means prohibiting companies from selling or buying medical records or private information mined from records.” via American Civil Liberties Union.