Legal and Ethical Issues in Data Governance
Use the following scenario to complete your assignment writing.
At your last yearly checkup with your family physician, the doctor tells you that, after some testing, she has discovered that you have diabetes mellitus, for which she prescribes (electronically) a medication called metformin and places you on a strict diet. You receive your medication a local pharmacy and begin following the recommended regimen. Within a week or so, you begin to notice that you are receiving a large amount of mail and email regarding diabetic supplies, medications, and training courses. You consult an attorney, who, after investigation, has found that your family doctor and her employees do not seem to be the source of the leak of your personal information to advertisers. However, he lets you know that your state has no law against pharmacies sharing your prescription information with others “for business purposes.”
For this assignment, research and write a short paper (3–6 page body section) that includes the following. See the Legal and Ethical Issues in Data Governance Scoring Guide for more information on how your work will be graded.