Claire Reilly reports: Technology pioneer Steve Wozniak has fired a missive at Australia’s data retention scheme, saying it is “unethical” and criticising the government for “snooping” into the lives of all Australians in order to apprehend criminals and terrorists. The co-founder of Apple made the comments at the World Business Forum [Read More…]
Andrew C. McCarthy challenges Senator Rand Paul’s claims that Section 215 flouts the Constitution. You can read his comments on National Review.
Molly Nicol Lewis of McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC writes: It was with the best of intentions that Congress passed the Federal Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records Law over forty years ago. The patient privacy regulations (“Part 2”) spawned by this law reflected a sensitivity to the stigma that can [Read More…]
Brian C. Mardon and Stephen A. Iannacone write: ….. Medical records are one of the most recognized forms of privileged information, as communications between a patient and physician are confidential. While the plaintiff waives the physician-patient privilege on the mental or physical injuries and conditions at issue in his or [Read More…]