Your Employer Is After Your Health Information


Just how personal are your ‘personal’ records and genetic details these days? You might be surprised. CCHF’s Twila Brase talks to LifeZette.com about patient privacy.

Companies typically provide their employees with incentives to get to the gym, eat better, and lead a healthier lifestyle. It’s called “corporate wellness.”

In return, workers typically get a reduced rate on their health insurance plan or some other financial reward. The company gets one as well — a healthy workforce usually means a better bottom line for any business.

What people don’t sign up for, typically, is sharing too much of their personal information — specifically, their DNA. But that’s exactly what a number of privacy advocacy groups, along with some politicians, are concerned might happen under a bill currently making its way through Congress. Continue reading…

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