November 15 was the deadline to opt-put of My Health Record, but a last minute Senate vote has succeeded in extending the deadline until January 31, 2019.
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There has been considerable debate about the merits and risks of the My Health Record (MHR) scheme – ranging from the deep inefficiencies in the current system to privacy issues and control of data.
There has been less discussion of some down-the-track intended uses of this data for secondary purposes – such as for research.
Since the period for opting out of My Health Record began on July 16, experts in health, privacy and IT have raised concerns about the security and privacy protections of the system, and the legislation governing its operation.
Now federal health minister Greg Hunt has announced two key changes to the system.
First, the legislation will be amended to explicitly require a court order for any documents to be released to a law enforcement agency. Second, the system will be modified to allow the permanent deletion of records.
The Juice Media is back with its latest 'Honest Government Ad!' This time around the focus is, well, a whole bunch of dodgy shit.
My Health Record, Peter Dutton and crimilising protests are just some of the things that are in this month's firing line. And its all wrapped up into an exciting new satirical app called My Police State.
As the opt-out period for the My Health Record continues, so too does the debate surrounding issues of confidentiality. While possible data breaches have generated widespread concern, for one group – teenagers – it may not just be hackers they want to keep out. It may be their parents.
Last week marked the start of a three-month period in which Australians can opt out of the My Health Record scheme before having an automatically generated electronic health record.
Some Australians have already opted out of the program, including Liberal MP Tim Wilson and former Queensland LNP premier Campbell Newman, who argue it should be an opt-in scheme.
But much of the concern about My Health Records centres around privacy. So what is driving these concerns, and what might a My Health Records data breach look like?