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Legal Implications in Breaching Patient Confidentiality through Social Networks

Jahn Kassim, Puteri Nemie (2012) Legal Implications in Breaching Patient Confidentiality through Social Networks. In: Social Network Ethics: Medical Privacy and Confidentiality, 8 Dec 2012, Kuantan, Pahang. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The popularity of social networks has grown rapidly in recent years. There is a widespread use of sites such as Facebook and Twitter amongst medical students and doctors without knowing the potential risks that may arise. Disclosing identifiable information about patients without consent on blogs, medical forums or social networking sites would constitute a breach of legal and ethical duty of confidentiality and could give rise to defamatory actions by the patients.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Additional Information: 1830/27619
Uncontrolled Keywords: legal, patient confidentiality, social networks
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Professor Dr Puteri Nemie Jahn Kassim
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2012 05:06
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2012 05:06
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/27619

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