Accession Number : AD0651417

Title :   Remarks on the Question of Privacy Raised by the Automation of Mental Health Records,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Baran,Paul

Report Date : APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : While the invasion-of-privacy problem has always been with us, its magnitude and complexion is changing. In the past, personal, sensitive information was kept in separate manual files. Specific individual permission was required any time an outsider wished information. As we look to the future and foresee greater integration of medical information systems, it may not be premature to think of the evolutionary development of such systems and the new problems they will create if adequate safeguards are not considered early and leaky systems prevented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, MENTAL DISORDERS), PUBLIC HEALTH, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, AUTOMATION, PREDICTIONS

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE