I read that a Minnesota Court ordered the release of a DUI breathalyzer source code. The legal theory being that the accused has the right to examine the evidence against them. The company making the machine is apparently balking at the request. How far can you go by claiming something is protected as a trade secret?
It makes me wonder if this will be an issue for EHRs of the future considering the wild west legal environment of malpractice claims? It seems like this could really raise the cost and stakes of legal discovery in the case of proprietary systems.