from the about-your-nasty-std dept.
smitty777 writes "The Supreme Court struck down in Sorrell vs IMS Health a Vermont law banning data mining which has been in place since 2007. The court ruled that the data on medications prescribed by doctors is protected by the First Amendment and can be used for marketing by the pharmaceutical companies. This follows similar declarations in Maine and New Hampshire."
I consider a new device or technology to have been culturally accepted when
it has been used to commit a murder.
-- M. Gallaher