12 Sep Australian Gov Urged by the Australian Privacy Foundation to Safeguard Health Data
An urgent request to the Australian federal government to reform current laws to protect citizen information have been made by the Australian Privacy Foundation (APF). The APF stated the Data Breach on Equifax emphasized the importance and urgency of safeguarding the information of their constituents.
In APF’s request it sent to the Independent Review of Accessibility by Health Providers of Medical Card Numbers, the foundation highlighted the value of health records to hackers and that the systems in place for storing and using the records in the country is vulnerable to attack.
APF also recommended a privacy tort and called for fortifying the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).
Source: ZD Net