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By the 1970s, the number indexed a wealth of sensitive information in computer data banks, prompting major privacy legislation. Time Staff, Time, "15 Unsung Moments From American History That Historians Say You Should Know About," 28 June 2019 Researchers used information from more than 400,000 women in two large data banks -- around 180,000 women from UK Biobank study and more than 220,000 women from the Breast Cancer Association Consortium study. Nina Avramova, CNN, "Morning people may have a lower risk of breast cancer, says study," 26 June 2019 In 2016, the data bank logged 7.5 million searches from those groups. Matt Wynn, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "There's a tool to help states find problem doctors. Why do so few use it?," 7 Mar. 2018 The Federation of State Medical Boards has its own system for tracking state actions and credentials, but doesn’t have all the same information as the data bank. John Fauber,, "Is your doctor banned from practicing in other states? State licensing system keeps patients in the dark," 28 Feb. 2018 Saturday’s goal was to add at least 160 more observations to the data bank. Sara Cardine,, "Descanso visitors, staff conduct citizen science in first BioBlitz," 7 June 2018 Science magazine drew a very pointed analogy between genetic data banks and money banks in an article published earlier this year. Susan Scutti, Newsweek, "The government owns your DNA. What are they doing with it?," 24 July 2014 Those issues would have appeared in the national data bank, but not the federation’s list. Matt Wynn, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "There's a tool to help states find problem doctors. Why do so few use it?," 7 Mar. 2018 Complaints that do not result in board action are not reported to the data bank and remain confidential. Staff,, "Comment here on court and crime stories for Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018," 28 Jan. 2018

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