Privacy, Public Health, and Controlling Medical Information
HealthCare Ethics Committee (HEC Forum), Vol. 23, pp. 225-240, 2010
16 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2012
Date Written: 2010
This paper argues that individuals do, in a sense, own or have exclusive claims to control their personal information and body parts. It begins by sketching several arguments that support presumptive claims to informational privacy, turning then to consider cases which illustrate when and how privacy may be overridden by public health concerns.
Keywords: privacy, public health, medical information
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