DrKoop Agrees to Restrict Consumer DataThe trustee in charge of DrKoop.com's bankruptcy proceedings has agreed to protect the personal information contained in the failed health portal's customer database, the Texas attorney general's office said yesterday.
DrKoop has data on about 1 million consumers, including private medical histories. The records of consumers in the database who do not respond to DrKoop's opt-in request will be destroyed.
DrKoop announced in December that it would cease operations. The Web site is still functioning during the bankruptcy proceedings.