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[Nettime-bold] Getting Into Your Genes: Protecting Health Information- March14- Privacy Lecture Series


Getting into your Genes: Protecting Health Information
Wednesday, March 14 2001
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Brendan Seaton
PRIVA-C Solutions

140 St. George, Room 728
Faculty of Information Studies (building adjacent to Robarts Library)
University of Toronto

Of all the information that exists about us, health information is the most 
private. This is because health information describes the very core of our 
being. It speaks to our physical and mental states, and says much about our 
life circumstances and lifestyle choices. In the future our genetic code 
will be available. Whether it will be available for all to see, or 
available to those to whom we choose to disclose it remains to be seen. It 
will be up to lawmakers and technologists to protect our interests.

This presentation will look at the special quality of health information, 
at the ethics of the use and disclosure of health information, and the 
methods we can employ to protect it. Issues concerning the private versus 
the public good will be presented, and hopefully debated in a lively and 
entertaining exchange.

Brendan Seaton is the President of PRIVA-C Solutions, a company 
specializing in information privacy and President of COACH, Canada's Health 
Informatics Association. He is also Chief Privacy and Security Officer for 
Ontario Smart Systems for Health, an initiative to establish a secure 
health information infrastructure to link health care providers in Ontario. 
Brendan has held senior management positions in Veterans Affairs Canada and 
Ontario Blue Cross. He is one of Canada's leading experts in the security 
and privacy of health information.

The lectures are FREE of charge, and there is NO need for registration.

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