- Written by Alison
- Category: Privacy
At a medical imaging place, and they asked me to review and then sign their updated "privacy agreement". This entitles them to share our records with, among other entities, any random offshore subcontractors they choose to engage with.
Politely declining, they wrote Declined on the agreement, and proceeded to inform me that even our referring doctor could then not access the images online.
Thinking this would mean we wouldn't have any images to show the doctor at the upcoming appointment, imagine my surprise when we were instead handed the hard copy images less than 3 minutes after they were taken.
Pro-tip: actually read privacy agreements, decline anything you aren't comfortable with, and you may end up getting even BETTER service than the default few hours we were told we'd have to wait for hard copies if accepting the agreement.