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New changes to My Health Record privacy regime Australia

New changes to My Health Record privacy regime Australia


Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt says the government's My Health Record privacy bill will protect Australians

Digital Rights Watch is warning Australians about potential privacy breaches with the government's new digital My Health Record system. The scheme will see ...

The online medical records of Australians have been breached only weeks after the My Health website

An important overview of the pros, cons and questions about My Health Record

Under current legislation, the information in My Health Record could be disclosed for a number of reasons. (Pic: Supplied)

Domestic violence groups pleaded with the government to suspend the My Health system until privacy issues

Opt-out e-health records may violate privacy: MPs

The Consumers Health Forum has strongly supported MHR and the change to an opt-out approach because we believe that, for the majority of Australians, the ...


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This blog takes an interest in issues associated with Freedom of Information (FOI) and privacy legislation in Australia. Information contained on this site ...

This article explains what a Notifiable Data Breach is and when to notify the Australian Information Commissioner and individuals ...

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Any data that can be used usefully can also be used illegitimately.

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New data access bill shows we need to get serious about privacy with independent oversight of the law


Australia's privacy laws gutted in court ruling on what is 'personal information'

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Yet, whatever the motivation, as this report demonstrates, the costs of these policies are significant, not just for the global economy, but for the nations ...

Let's face it, we'll be no safer with a national facial recognition database

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Data retention laws: Should we worry?

Everything you need to know about the new general data protection regulations | ZDNet

The Australian Digital Health Agency has revealed in its annual report 42 suspected cases of unauthorised

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My Health online records illegally accessed, Australian Digital Health Agency reveals in report | Daily Mail Online

My Health Record hacking and data access: Kerryn Phelps | The Courier-Mail

Data, the GDPR and Australia's new consumer right

Responding to requests for access to medical records | Australian Medical Association

Australia's immigration rate to fall again as work visa approvals drop | Australia news | The Guardian

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“Background : On 31 May 2017 the Australian Government joined with the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges, the Australian Indigenous Doctor's ...

The electronic health record (EHR) of a patient can be viewed as a repository of information regarding his or her health status in a computer-readable form.

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Australians will own their banking and internet data under new legislation | ZDNet


“It depends” is the hedge-phrase that characterizes how Americans see disclosing personal information versus keeping private information private, ...

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Using My Health Record data for research could save lives, but we must ensure it's ethical

Private sector may be able to access My Health Record data for research - Computerworld

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Telstra Health will hold Australians' cancer details, so we need to ensure their privacy is protected. The Australian government's proposed ...

The devil is in the detail of government bill to enable access to communications data

After acting in the positions since March, Angelene (apology for earlier typo) Falk was appointed Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy ...

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Australia records biggest emissions drop in a decade as carbon tax kicks in | Environment | The Guardian

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Figure 1 – Different forms of consent balance clinical access and patient privacy in different proportions (from Coiera and Clarke, 2004)

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Challenges to traditional regulations

Making Health Services Work: In this quadrant, we are blessed with relatively stable conditions, and even though our capacity or will for change is modest, ...

The diagram below sets out a summary of how businesses may assess and handle 'eligible data breaches' under the new laws.

Figure 3 – The different possible functions of consent balance clinical access or patient privacy in different proportions. The diagram is illustrative of ...

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Widespread surveillance, if imposed, paints us all as potential criminals.

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