[Full-Disclosure] FDA Approves Use of Chip in Patients ? HIPAA woes?
Simon.Richter at hogyros.de
Fri Oct 15 10:42:44 BST 2004
> It is just a rapid way of identifying people which is not a bad thing in
> some circumstances. Some catagories of patient carry alert bracelets to
> inform any medical practitioners that they have certain severe reactions
> or specific medical conditions.
I would immediately accept a chip that does not contain my name, but
only neccessary medical details and would use encryption to only hand
out certain details to medical staff. This will still mean that
diabetics need their bracelets, as the people who need to call an
ambulance do not have access to a scanner, but it will definitely help
in treating comatose patients found on the side of the road.
The technical implementation will, however, be difficult (what to do
about leaked private keys that will give access to the chip, for
I wonder whether it would be possible to form a collective opinion on
that matter, since it is something that is likely to happen and
definitely needs to be pushed into the right direction.
GPG Fingerprint: 040E B5F7 84F1 4FBC CEAD ADC6 18A0 CC8D 5706 A4B4
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: Digital signature
Url : http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/attachments/20041015/d1384816/attachment.bin
Full-Disclosure is hosted and sponsored by Secunia.