Regulation of Privacy and Data Protection in the Use of Electronic Health Information (The)
An International Perspective and Reference Source on Regulation and Legal IssuesRelated to Person-identifiable health Da
PAHO Ocasional Publication
Rodrigues, R.J., Wilson, P., Schanz, S.J.
PAHO
ISBN-13    9789275123850 ISBN-10    9275123853
Order Number    16300122 Format    E-book collection (PDF)
Price    CHF    50.00 / US$    60.00 Developing countries:    CHF    35.00
English     2001        220   pages
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With the rapid dissemination of information and communication technologies, there has been a growing concern about the collection, processing, storage, access, and exchange of data related to individuals. The ethical and legal issues of data protection and privacy have been the focus of attention of lawmakers in many countries and there is a manifest feeling of urgency in ensuring that privacy rules apply to personal data. The authors review the fundamental concepts related to the technical and legal aspects of data protection and summarize the scope and degree of implementation of pertinent regulation in fifty-one countries. Even though the emphasis of the book is on data protection and privacy issues as they relate to person identifiable electronic databases, data privacy regulation and legislation being implemented in many countries will likely apply to all data, regardless whether they are collected offline or online.