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People Have Right To Keep Health Data Secret, 2nd Circ. Says

Law360 (February 9, 2018, 8:39 PM EST) -- The Second Circuit on Friday revived privacy claims brought by correction officers who said their boss at an upstate New York jail snooped on their medical records, finding that people have the right to keep their health data secret — even if nothing in their files could be used to stigmatize them.

The three-judge panel held that three officers at the Rensselaer County jail have a constitutionally protected privacy claim in their suit against the lockup, “even if their interest in privacy might be less” than...
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Case Title

Hancock v. County of Rensselaer


Case Number

16-2888

Court

Appellate - 2nd Circuit

Nature of Suit

3440 CIVIL RIGHTS-Other

Date Filed

August 17, 2016

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