2008/5/17 Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net>:
> I thought the recent brouhaha about loss of laptops with medical records
> verged on the farcical.
> I mean, who wants to know the blood pressure of Mrs Kelly,
> of 10 Main Street, Ballywherever?
The insurance company offering Mrs Kelly health insurance?
> Surely there are more interesting things to study?
The problem is when the discs contain enough data about you that
criminals can use it for identify theft for a start.
And as pointed out elsewhere, if you have an "embarrassing" illness
you might well prefer that the information not be generally
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