Researcher-Participant Confidentiality Privilege Changes in Canadian Law

Researcher-Participant Confidentiality Privilege Changes in Canadian Law

Feb 11, 2014

The Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) reported on February 3, 2014 that researcher-participant confidentiality is now a formal concept in Canadian law.  The privilege will be applied on a case-by-case basis, according to the ruling from the Quebec Superior Court.    

In the United States, confidentiality of research data is subject to US law (such as subpoenas and state mandatory reporting requirements), as evidenced in the Boston College Belfast Project oral history case.

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