Sorrell v. IMS Health

EFF have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to focus on the privacy issues at stake in a battle over the sale and data mining of medical records urging justices to reverse a ruling that could jeopardize patient privacy.

At issue is Vermont's Prescription Confidentially Law which bans pharmacies from selling or using patients' prescription records for marketing purposes without the doctor's express consent. Companies that collect and sell these records challenged the law in court arguing that they use "de-identified" information and that the law infringed their corporate free speech rights. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the companies. In an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court EFF argued that the appeals court wrongly ignored patient privacy in its decision.

Stay in Touch

NSA Spying

EFF is leading the fight against the NSA's illegal mass surveillance program. Learn more about what the program is, how it works, and what you can do.

Follow EFF

MPAA may like Donuts, but it shouldn't be the Internet police. https://eff.org/r.34g0

Feb 10 @ 11:59am

UK's spy overseers slam the Investigatory Powers Bill: it "fails to deliver the clarity that is so badly needed." http://techcrunch.com/2016/02...

Feb 10 @ 11:55am

Gmail will now notify you if the person you're communicating with is on an insecure email service http://gmailblog.blogspot.com...

Feb 10 @ 11:17am
JavaScript license information