Marketplace Tech Report for Thursday, December 1, 2011
Dec 1, 2011

Marketplace Tech Report for Thursday, December 1, 2011

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Some medical offices are having patients sign "privacy agreements," which supposedly give doctors copyrights over what's said about him or her online. Certain patients and The Center for Democracy and Technology are challenging the legality of such agreements, while a company that is providing them say that untruthful comments online can pose certain risks.

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Would you let your doctor own what you say online?

Dec 1, 2011
Patients are beginning to challenge the legality of the "privacy agreements" that some medical offices are enforcing as a way for doctors to control what's said about him or her online.

Some medical offices are having patients sign “privacy agreements,” which supposedly give doctors copyrights over what’s said about him or her online. Certain patients and The Center for Democracy and Technology are challenging the legality of such agreements, while a company that is providing them say that untruthful comments online can pose certain risks.

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