The Institute for Health Freedom says that Google’s personal health records system gives consumers greater control over privacy than the rules issued under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. That should be no surprise:
“. . . [B]eing covered under HIPAA rules does not guarantee privacy; rather it gives government and the health-care industry control over your personal health information,” says Sue Blevins, founder and president of the Institute for Health Freedom.
Equal parts credit go to Google and discredit to the HIPAA law. No better proof is needed that legislation and regulation are no way to get privacy protection.