A recent New York Times article sheds light on the protests regarding Obama's decision to remove a database of physician discipline and malpractice actions from the internet. The National Practitioner Data Bank created in 1986, allows the public - frequently used by researchers and reporters - to view oversight of doctors, trends in disciplinary actions and malpractice awards. In some instances, the database has resulted in new legislation helping contribute toward patient safety. However, the Health Resources and Services Administration have decided to pull the information from the web in fear that the public would abuse the anonymity of the site. Due to the overwhelming number of protests, the Obama Administration is reviewing the decision and making changes to ensure that the information displayed does not violate confidentiality laws.