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 October 31, 2018  Posted by  Breaches, Healthcare

Haneen Dajani reports:

Health organisations that invade patients’ privacy by sharing footage from surgeries face being hit with a fine of up to Dh1 million, under a proposed UAE law announced by the Federal National Council on Tuesday.

Council members have passed draft legislation to govern the use of technology in health services – after a rise in the number of cases of medical procedures being filmed and posted on social media.

The law will protect patients’ data and ensure sensitive footage is only shared after consent is given.

Health authorities that flout the law could be hit by written warning, or a fine ranging from Dh1,000 and Dh1 million – and have their medical license suspended for six months.

Read more on TheNational.ae.

Note: Dh1 million = US $272,245.00

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