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Online users are not able to give totally informed consent if their permission is sought for multiple things at once. christin hume unsplash

HealthEngine may be in breach of privacy law in sharing patient data

An online medical appointment booking organisation was sharing personal information about the users of their platform with a plaintiff law firm.
Empty sample tubes wait to be filled in a blood and urine sample freezer. South Africa has no legislation governing biobanks that deal with human biological material. Reuters/Phil Noble

How to make sure South Africa’s biobanks balance scientific progress with the law

South Africa has no legislation setting out the rules for biobanks and the guidelines that do exist are not clear or detailed. This leaves the door wide open for unethical practises.

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