Intellectual Freedom Issues,
from the American Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Roundtable
"Intellectual Freedom is the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction. It provides for free access to all expressions of ideas through which any and all sides of a question, cause or movement may be explored. Intellectual freedom encompasses the freedom to hold, receive and disseminate ideas."
American Library Association Code of Ethics
: "We protect each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality
with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted."
Medical Records Confidentiality - An End to Privacy?
"The Bush Administration yesterday proposed changing some of the federal rules designed to protect the confidentiality of Americans' medical records, including the ability of patients to decide in advance who should be able to use their personal health information
The Day After 9-11, the debate started.
"People would probably not protest FBI snooping so much if we did not need to guard our privacy so tightly, if we did not have to worry about medical records being used against us by employers or insurance companies ... (More info: EFF: Privacy - Medical & Psychiatric Records and Drug Testing
, The Search and Seizure of Electronic Information
You have ONE MONTH to give your comments on Medical Records Confidentiality
. Congressional approval is not required.