Hack of Anti-Doping Agency Poses New Ethical Questions

The disclosure of athletes' medical histories can't be justified by invoking the public's right to know.

Serena Williams was a target.

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The World Anti-Doping Agency's database has been hacked, and a group that has sarcastically adopted the name "Fancy Bear" -- a designation given by the cybersecurity industry to a suspected Russian government-sponsored hacking operation -- has published data about the agency's approval of the use of banned substances by some U.S. athletes for medical reasons.

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