In response to the Consumer Watch article: “U.S. Senate Records Reveal Google Inc. Lobbying Campaign On Personal Medical Records Law Despite Internet Giant’s Denials”
This story is of interest because the public has no idea which corporations lobbied against their privacy rights in the stimulus bill or how much was spent overall to try to eliminate health privacy.
The focus on Google alone is misleading and actually distracts from the real work of informing the public about the major health-related industries that have long opposed Americans’ privacy rights. The real question is which other industry giants that are not household names lobbied against privacy?
The total lobbying money spent by the massive secret health data mining industry, insurers, hospitals, and big Pharma to oppose Americans’ rights to privacy far exceeds Google’s lobbying expenses.
If we don’t know who all the culprits are, we can’t stop them and restore privacy.
The most dangerous enemies of privacy are the ones we don’t know about.