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Legal and ethical frameworks for eHealth
An increasingly connected world poses enormous possibilities in the way we work and live, and in the nature and quality of services we receive. With these opportunities, however, come serious challenges that will need to be addressed if personal and health-related data are to remain secure. A number of recent national incidents involving digitized patient information show how easily abuse or errors can occur. Many countries are putting in place the necessary legal and ethical frameworks to ensure that individuals and communities can feel safe knowing that their data are well protected and will not be abused.