1994-09-07 - Re: AIDs testing and privacy

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From: Mike Markley <mmarkley@microsoft.com>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1994-09-07 21:34:05 UTC
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From: Mike Markley <mmarkley@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 94 14:34:05 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: AIDs testing and privacy
Message-ID: <9409072133.AA12197@netmail2.microsoft.com>
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Duncan Frissell wrote:
| I suppose I shouldn't admit this as a privacy advocate but I wonder why
| anyone is interested in all this health/credit data.  Since they can't *do*
| anything with it in the real world, seems like a waste of time.

What about being denied a job because you have been treated for some 
disease? How about being denied a loan because your medical history has 
a profile that indicates that your life expectancy is shorter than the 
duration of the loan? It seems that the potential for abuse is so great 
that we should not allow such cross referencing.


Mike Markley <mmarkley@microsoft.com>

I'm not a Microsoft spokesperson. All opinions expressed here are mine.