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Monday, May 7, 2012

Facebook, Organ Donations and Medical Privacy of Workers' Compensation

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The announcement of Facebook to allow for the public listing of organ donors of it social media site, albiet with good intentions, raises concerns about the privacy of workers' compensation claims as the organs could become a public commodity. The ramifications of commercialization of the process has raised issues on whether the privacy of organ beneficiaries can be maintained. Visions of yet another workers' compensation cottage industry emerging in human organ trade abound, adding yet another unregulated tier of potential dissemination of medical data.

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