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A voluntary privacy standard for health services and policy research: legal, ethical and social policy issues in the Canadian context

Weisbaum KM, Slaughter PM, Collins PK. Health Law Rev. 2005; 14(1):42-6.

In this review, the authors describe how one group of Canadian researchers has begun to address current privacy protection challenges with the end goal of developing a Canadian national standard for privacy protection specific to health services and policy research (HSPR). They provide a concise description of some of the key messages and issues that resulted from a recent series of HSPR workshops and describe some of the workshop outcomes in terms of their legal, ethical and social/policy significance. The review ends with a brief description of some future directions for research and development in this area.

Keywords: Health information privacy