[ Wednesday, August 27, 2008 ]
More news from California on the "California Snoopin'" problem exposed by the LA Times regarding UCLA Medical Center and celebrity patient medical records. The California legislature has proposed legislation
to require hospitals to have plans in place to safeguard medical records from inappropriate viewing, and to set up a state agency to review the plans and fine hospitals up to $250,000 for violations.
As with the data breach notification law, this may be a case of California leading a state-by-state charge of similar laws. Or not. I guess we'll see. Snooping is almost certainly a bigger problem in California than in a state with a smaller celebrity population.
Jeff [11:07 AM]
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