Days after the LA Times reported that Maria Shriver was among the celebrity health files that starstruck UCLA staffers peeked at, the Governor has announced he’s looking into the privacy breaches.
Hospitals need to develop procedures to protect patient information “if they’re celebrities, if they’re business executives, or just ordinary citizens,” Schwarzenegger said. “Everyone’s file ought to be protected, and everyone’s medical history ought to be protected. That is the responsibility of the hospital, and so we’re going to go work with them to find a way so that we can help them protect everyone’s files.” [from Capitol Alert]
While the concern is understandable, I’m trying to find any indication of where Schwarzenegger has stood on privacy issues before now, such as his view of the Patriot Act. If anyone knows of a source, please let me know… On the Issues seemed like a good start, but offered no insight.