22 Aug Privacy Lawyer Weighs in on PGH-Tulfo Video Debacle
Data privacy lawyer Cecilia Soria told the media last Tuesday that there are privacy risks involved in taking videos and photos in emergency rooms of public hospitals such as the PGH.
Although publicly funded, Soria says that the PGH is not like an open space. She added that it is a room where patients are usually at their most vulnerable since clothing often have to be removed before the treatment can be applied.
The comment was made in relation to the issue involving columnist Mon Tulfo who had been slammed for posting online a video showing the inside of PGH’s ER without the consent of the patients in the video. The hospital condemned Tulfo’s actions, saying that it compromised the performance of the ER and its medical personnel. .
Source: Philippine Star