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BMJ 1996; 312 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7036.977a (Published 13 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:977

Facilities on the Internet may be abused

  1. Andrew Parkin ([email protected]), Wellcome research fellow in child psychiatry,
  2. David D Stretch ([email protected]), Lecturer in mathematical psychology
  1. Greenwood Institute of Child Health, Leicester LE3 0QU

    EDITOR,—Two recent articles have described the use of electronic mail and the worldwide web.1 2 In his editorial on the Internet Enrico Coiera raises the problem of the disclosure of personal information3; we support what he wrote and offer the following additional comments, which are based on abuses of these facilities that we have witnessed that give rise to serious concerns.

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