Thursday, October 28, 2004

Cottage industry of ethical-legal (ie privacy) zealots impede research

An article in last week's Vancouver Sun reports on the opinions of a leading public health researcher that privacy zealots and their bureaucratic brethren are blocking valuable research:

Our privacy rules 'block health research: Important studies held back, scientist says

"Privacy and ethics rules in Canada are choking studies into everything from the hazards of cellphones to the ill-effects of living near busy, polluted roads, says a leading public health researcher...."

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