Penalties (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on 2014-06-23 21:32 (#28F) Any breach yields immediate loss of medical licenses and mandatory fines, no trial or arbitration.Clean and simple. Anything less, such as the current tremendously vague HIPAA regulations and corresponding lack of enforcement, means nothing but business as usual as "privacy" becomes a distant memory. Re: Penalties (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on 2014-06-23 22:37 (#28G) Not fines, damages paid to those affected. Re: Penalties (Score: 1) by email@example.com on 2014-06-24 01:31 (#28N) Is it ever be possible to take ownership and control of your own records? 25 years ago I was able to take my X-ray films away from an independent X-ray clinic (to transport the film to my GP), and then I kept them. Probably not so easy to do that today.