TITLE

CONGRESS OKs PROTECTION OF GENETIC DATA

PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Health Data Management;Jun2008, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the passage of the Genetic information Nondiscrimination Act that prohibits discriminatory actions by employers and insurers in the U.S. based on the genetic data of an individual. According to the article, rules promulgated to implement the law would require specific steps to protect the confidentiality and integrity of genetic information in paper and electronic form. As a result, significant changes in organizational processes of securing the data in a computer system will also be necessary.
ACCESSION #
33265803

 

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