A Discovery Health member – already alerted by Noseweek to the privacy implications of Discovery’s online HealthID system (nose153) – was further alarmed when he found the following statement in the latest Discovery magazine: “Introducing HealthID. The technology that puts your health records in your doctor’s hands. Once you have given permission, your doctor can use an Apple iPad application to access your medical history... all with a touch of a finger.”
Once you have given your permission, it remains valid until you withdraw it.
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