Thursday, May 27, 2004

On the erosion of privacy in the Reign of George the Feckless

Department of Justice brief, Opposition to Northwestern's Motion to Quash Subpoena, Nat'l Abortion Fed'n v. Ashcroft, No. 04 C 0055 (N.D. III)
There is no federal common law physician-patient privilege… In light of modern medical practice and third party payors, individuals no longer possess a reasonable expectation that their histories will remain completely confidential.'

I wrote about this in May of 1996, about 8 years ago today.

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