6-30-10: Privacy Rights for the Dead?

June 29, 2010 at 10:45 pm 1 comment

Last year, Washington Post associate editor Steve Luxenberg published a book called Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey into a Family Secret. It’s about the discovery Steve made in 1995 that his mother had been hiding the existence of her sister. It turns out that his aunt spent three decades in a Michigan psychiatric institution.

Steve lives here in Baltimore, and he stopped by our studios a few weeks ago to record a conversation about mental health and health care reform. After that conversation was over, Steve discussed how medical record privacy laws made it very difficult to report Annie’s Ghosts.

Steve Luxenberg will be at the Jordan Faye Contemporary Gallery in Federal Hill this evening as part of the New Mercury Readings Series. The reading starts at 7 p.m.

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