Privacy as an Human Right

Via Light Blue Touch Paper:


The European Court of Human Rights said in a judgment on Thursday that Finland had failed to protect the confidentiality of patient information and ordered the state to pay a nurse about 14,000 euros in damages and 20,000 euros in costs.


The Strasbourg court found unanimously that the district health authority, by failing to establish a system from which the nurse´s confidential patient information could not be accessed by staff who did not treat her, had violated article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights [emphasis added], which says “everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence”

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