"Can you take a look at my computer?" they ask
"I charge $125/hour." I reply.
11 posts • joined 26 Oct 2007
The Swedish Tax board is also the overseer of the Swedish Census bureau (folkbokföringen). There is a rule, if you will, that states: "A first name must not be construed as offensive to the public or cause undue distress to the child. Furthermore, it cannot have the distinct characteristics of a last name." (http://www.skatteverket.se/folkbokforing/ovrigt/namn.4.18e1b10334ebe8bc80004083.html)
In other words, the government knows what's best for you and your child.
"For thirty years I have plotted to bring down the party. I am sick in mind and body." - 1984
Mr. Muller is exactly the type of person that helps propagate the notion of merkins as guntoting jingoistic assholes. May one of the guns he's assisting to peddle end up in a serious crime where it can be traced back to him.
Furthermore, his comments regarding Sen. Obama only goes to prove said senator's point... what a twat.
>> Of course your medical information is not shared within the medical profession whatsoever.......NOT! <<
Medical professionals, here in the US, are are required under HIPAA to not disclose PHI (Patient Health Information) to anyone that is not required to know. There are strict penalties for those who disregard this requirement.
>>Someone out there knows or has access to more personal information about you that you know yourself.<<
In the states, everyone have the right to request one copy of their own medical record per year at no charge. If you need more than one copy within that year, you are only obligated to pay for the cost associated with producting those records for you.
IT angle: If a user, lets say a medical professional, by sheer stupidity, emails an associate about your health status and uses any identifiable information that could be traced back to you, the BOFH of the outfit is required to place a retention hold on that email for at least 10 years.
All in all though, giving Google your PHI is not a very good idea as you essentially give up your rights under HIPAA for good.
Unless you are willing to take on the burden of dealing with federal regulations, including, but not limited to, going to "pound-me-in-the-ass" prison for 2 years or more, once that password has been breached (something that will happen within 2 minutes after that password's been released to the luser population).
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