30 Jun Cancer Register Run by Telstra in Australia Lacks Privacy Plan
The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) conducted an audit on Health’s procurement of services for the register’s operation. Telstra was granted a contract of $220 million over the course of 5 years.
However, it has been reported that the register’s launch has been delayed a year after the contract signing, due to a complex data migration process and no plan outlining how privacy and security will be managed has been released. This has translated to additional costs for the Australian Health Department.
Telstra responded saying they are still finalizing the documents and insisted that they are Commonwealth Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) and Information Security Manual (ISM) compliant.
Labor and Greens MP says the data in the system to be too sensitive to be managed by a private sector operator and have considered privacy and security to be a top concern.
Source: IT News