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"Thomas M. Swiss" writes:
> A (possibly stupid) thought: could commercial key escrow help here?
> I very much want hospitals to have fast access to my medical data if
>my broken and bleeding body should come through their door, even if I am
>unconscious and my personal physician cannot be reached. On the other hand,
>I don't want anyone to be snooping through them right now.
Actually, Bell Labs outlines a system which can preserve anonymity
under these circumstances in "The Use of Communications Networks to
Increase Personal Privacy In a Health Insurance Architecture" at
It's based on their anonymous credit card protocol, which is really a
sort of identity escrow service managed by a remailer. You might find