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Publishing Private Health Info

By Bucky Kaufman (MCSD) ·
TechRepublic Member Oz_Media posted personal medical information about another member in a discussion forum - information he has no idea about its accuracy. Without a signed released and *massive* security controls, such releases of private medical information are illegal.

What do you think? Do you think people who release unconfirmed, privledged medical information about others to slander them in public discussion forums should be prosecuted? Should they simply have their posting privledges removed?

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Your shots at Bucky are justified, yet he is just a tired old man with no direction in life and some real medical, psychological problems.

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No knucklehead

by ippirate In reply to True or False?

I am saying that you are the idiot that released your own medical information either way.

And again. Where's your sign?

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Go Pirate!

by Packet Spoofer In reply to Legalities involved, get ...

"If I were you and you were me, I would sue me and go the next step of kicking myself in the cajones for being so arrogant, tasteless, callous and stupid. You would probably be sitting here thinking just how dang stupid I was for posting medical information in full knowledge of it's factual content and sensitive nature. I'm not and neither are you and boy am I glad, I'd hate to be in your shoes and I would definately hate to be as stupid as you have got to be for having done it in the first place. Especially with all the rage about HIPPA in the halls of IT right now."

i enjoyed this post....any time I can watch someone eloquently and with dripping sarcasm, reduce bucky boy to bread like you did in this post, I enjoy it immensly. He definitely deserves it.

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A wise person once said

by JamesRL In reply to Go Pirate!

Never put something in an email that you wouldn't want to see in a newpaper the next day.

It goes double for web pages and blogs, because they can be googled.


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Chuckles, the sad thing is that

by ippirate In reply to Go Pirate!

The idiot still doesn't get the point that he is the twit that posted his personal information, making it public knowledge. To top it all off, he appears to have lost his sign.

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A Direct Quote - How Ironically True

by maxwell edison In reply to Publishing Private Health ...


"One of the beauties of free speech is this - what one says reflects more on the speaker, than on his subject."

- Bucky Kaufman

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Shameless Plug

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er, Bucky?

by maecuff In reply to Shameless Plug

I don't think you'll get a lot of takers on your book from this crowd. You might want to work on that sales approach.

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You mean the book that got rated 1 star? lol

by TomSal In reply to er, Bucky?

Ok sorry that was bad, but I couldn't help it...

Hey at least its truthful, look at the site...only two reviews for it...1 (the latest one) says its "useless" and gave it only 1 star and the only other reviewer did give a top 5 stars.

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Bad Publicity

by Bucky Kaufman (MCSD) In reply to er, Bucky?

So, I might get "bad" publicity for it? Wazzat?

Actually, I haven't receivified any orders for it since like 2000 or 2001. But stay tuned for the sequel - .NET in 21 days.

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