8. Law

  1. Mohammad Al-Ubaydli MD

Published Online: 8 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323917.ch8

Personal Health Records: A Guide for Clinicians

Personal Health Records: A Guide for Clinicians

How to Cite

Al-Ubaydli, M. (2011) Law, in Personal Health Records: A Guide for Clinicians, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323917.ch8

Author Information

  1. University College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 30 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332520

Online ISBN: 9781444323917



  • laws, bindings setting men free - and humans trusting each other;
  • law and building trust - building trust between a doctor and a patient;
  • mindset, patient-friendly - patients, feeling their data not being misused, or a breach of their privacy;
  • European Union's laws, and Data Protection Act - easy in understanding, hard to follow;
  • legal framework, doing much with less control - patients, practical control of data;
  • United States laws, federal legislators - sectoral approach, different laws for different sectors;
  • rights mean responsibilities, and Data Protection Act - US Federal Trade Commission, tackling issues of appropriate consent;
  • patients, to approach PHR companies with care;
  • checklists, teaching patients - to be inquisitive, about a company's security and policy claims


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Patients (will) own their data

  • Europe

  • USA

  • Rights mean responsibilities

  • References