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ERIC Number: EJ782853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0270-4676
Research in the Biotech Age: Can Informational Privacy Compete?
Peekhaus, Wilhelm
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, v28 n1 p48-59 2008
This article examines the privacy of personal medical information in the health research context. Arguing that biomedical research in Canada has been caught up in the government's broader neoliberal policy agenda that has positioned biotechnology as a strategic driver of economic growth, the author discusses the tension between informational privacy and the need for medical information for research purposes. Consideration is given to the debate about whether privacy for medical information serves or hinders the "public good" in respect of medical research and to discussions of informed consent as an element of "fair information practices" designed to safeguard the privacy of personal information, including attempts to subvert requirements for informed consent in the medical research context. (Contains 23 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Delaware; Illinois; United States