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Medical records given to pharmacies are not constitutionally protected, says DEA

schwit1 (797399) writes | about a year ago

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schwit1 (797399) writes "Like emails and documents stored in the cloud, your prescription medical records may have a tenuous right to privacy. In response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) over the privacy of certain medical records, the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is arguing that citizens whose medical records are handed over to a pharmacy — or any other third-party — have "no expectation of privacy" for that information."
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sjames (1099) | about a year ago | (#44941709)

I guess they've never heard of HIPAA?

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