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Remember: Your Personal Information is of Value to Others

HealthEngine, an online booking engine and review platform for medical practises has been hit with a $2.9M fine for sharing the non-clinical personal information of 135,000 patients.

Australian Privacy Laws and Health Information

Australia privacy rights are regulated by Commonwealth and State legislation and the laws protecting confidential information under the common law.

Australian privacy laws govern the collection, use and disclosure of “personal information”.  Further, individuals are provided with a right of access and correction of their own personal information.  There are also data security, data quality and cross-border transborder data flow requirements.

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