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REPORT: The director responsible for privacy at My Health Record has resigned

A senior public servant who was responsible for privacy of My Health Record, the digital medical records of Australia, has resigned. Fairfax Media reported that Nicole Hunt, director of privacy at the Australian Digital Health Agency, quit amid claims the organisation and Health Minister Greg Hunt have not been taking […]
REPORT: The director responsible for privacy at My Health Record has resigned
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The opt-out period for My Health Record has been extended

The period to opt-out of My Health Record has been extended by an extra month to November 15 following controversy about whether or not police and other authorities can access the digital record. The extension comes after the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and the Royal College of General Practitioners asked […]
The opt-out period for My Health Record has been extended
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Health Minister Greg Hunt has promised tougher privacy protections for the government’s controversial national online records scheme

The Australian government is creating a national online database known as My Health Record, capable of storing your entire medical history. Growing concerns about the ability of government agencies to access the information without a warrant led Health Minister Greg Hunt to announcement changes to the legislation to increase privacy. […]
Health Minister Greg Hunt has promised tougher privacy protections for the government’s controversial national online records scheme
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The key arguments for opting out of My Health Record

The My Health Record (MHR) opt-out period began on Monday and you have until October 15 to decide whether or not to be part of the scheme. You can read the case for opting in to My Health Record here. Unless you take action to remove yourself from the My […]
The key arguments for opting out of My Health Record