Thursday, May 23, 2013

Medical Record Worth $55

Dr. Deborah Peel, Founder, Patient Privacy Rights, and Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center, discussed privacy concerns over patient information on The Willis Report, Fox Business News. You can view the entire interview here; it is particularly interesting starting at 5:36.
"Medical records can be purchased for from $14 - $55."
- Dr. Deborah Peel, Founder, Patient Privacy Rights
Dr. Peel pointed out that a person's medical record is now the most valuable information, and a targeted for identity thieves. Mr. Rotenberg noted that all companies need stronger protections in place as they currently run a high risk for privacy data breaches.

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Sources:
(a) How Private Are Your Medical Records? - The Willis Report, 05/20/2013

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