We oppose Senate Bill 703. This bill is masquarading as privacy protector, but is actually a trojan horse for for-profit companies being able to purchase private medical information.
We are told this bill would promote privacy, but it threatens it instead by creating a new and powerful incentive for people to sell even more of their privacy than is currently being transmitted. It will create a two-tiered system of privacy depending on a person's financial circumstances. And we are concerned how how this may impact our constitutional right to privacy.
There is a danger of a profit motive operating here in problematic ways, both as it relates to the very creation of this reframing of privacy and the way it could play out, and we fail to see how this bill promotes transparency.
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