INTERNET PRIVACY: Doctors Angered Over Public Posting of Home Addresses
Some California doctors are upset after discovering that their home addresses have been posted on an Internet health directory site, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports. More than 100,000 doctors gave address information to the California Medical Board for mailing purposes, but the board sold the database to the Pacific Business Group on Health. That group then re-sold the addresses to New York-based Health Pages. Fremont family doctor Susan Hsu said, "It's such an invasion of privacy." But the medical board maintains that it told its members that their addresses would be made public in a memo and in several newsletters (4/18).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.