Electronic Medical Consultation Under French Law

A development still in its early stages and raising several legal issues is that of obtaining medical consultations on the Internet. Although the possibilities of providing and receiving medical treatment on the Internet remain limited at this stage, they will expand with technological progress. Electronic medical consultation poses numerous issues under French law, including the very important issue of collecting and processing medical data.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What legal safeguards would be used in order to guaranty the privacy of medical record databases?
Should all medical data receive equal treatment?
What further steps could be taken regarding medical record databases?

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