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Experts React to Supreme Court Ruling

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

June 24, 2011

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Sorrell v. IMS Health, experts have been weighing in on the implications for privacy protection. In a 6-3 ruling, the nation's highest court struck down a Vermont statute that prohibited the use of physicians' prescription drug records for pharmaceutical marketing and data-mining purposes. This Daily Dashboard exclusive examines some of the immediate reactions to Thursday's ruling, which include different perspectives on the implications for privacy protection. One legislator suggests the decision is "a loss for those of us who care about privacy," while other experts suggest the case was not about privacy at all.
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