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Personal health information in Canada: A comparison of citizen expectations and legislation
Government Information Quarterly (2008)
  • Wilhelm Peekhaus
Abstract
This paper explores whether the Canadian legislative protections in place to safeguard medical privacy meet the expectations of Canadians. An overview of current governance systems designed to protect the privacy of personal health information at both the federal and provincial levels is first presented. This is followed by an empirical analysis of the results of a public opinion survey conducted to determine Canadian attitudes about medical privacy, particularly genetic privacy. The analysis highlights areas where legislation and public opinion converge and diverge.
Keywords
  • privacy,
  • health information,
  • genetic information,
  • health information protection legislation,
  • Canada
Publication Date
2008
Citation Information
Wilhelm Peekhaus. "Personal health information in Canada: A comparison of citizen expectations and legislation" Government Information Quarterly Vol. 25 (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/wilhelm_peekhaus/9/