WPF and EFF Submit Comments on the National Health Information Network

Medical Privacy |  Infrastructure  & Databases — The World Privacy Forum and the Electronic Frontier Foundation have submitted official comments in response to the U.S. government’s “Request for Information” about its plan to digitize all patient medical records and create an electronic “National Health Information Network” or NHIN. The comments urge caution in designing the NHIN and call for the government to build privacy, security, and open source technologies into the system from the beginning of the project.