Report

Circumstances in which Australians’ personal Medicare information has been compromised and made available for sale illegally on the ‘dark web’

16 Oct 2017
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Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">On 9 August 2017, the following matter was referred to the Senate Finance

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Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">and Public Administration References Committee (the committee) for inquiry and

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Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">report by 16 October 2017:

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Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">Circumstances in which Australians' personal Medicare information has been

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Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">compromised and made available for sale illegally on the 'dark web', including:

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Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">(a) any failures in security and data protection which allowed this breach to

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Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">occur;

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Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">(b) any systemic security concerns with the Department of Human Services

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Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">Health Professional Online Services system;

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Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">(c) the implications of this breach for the roll out of the opt-out My Health

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Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">Record system;

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Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">(d) Australian government data protection practices as compared to

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Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">international best practice;

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Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">(e) the response to this incident from government – both ministerial and

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Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">departmental;

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Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">(f) the practices, procedures, and systems involved in collection, use,

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Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">disclosure, storage, destruction, and de-identification of personal

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Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">Medicare information;

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Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">(g) the practices, procedures, and systems used for protecting personal

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Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">Medicare information from misuse, interference, and loss from

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Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">unauthorised access, modification, or disclosure; and

minor-latin">(h) any related matters

minor-latin">*Please note - the related independent review report can be viewed here

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ISBN: 
978-1-76010-665-2
Publication Place: 
Canberra
License Type: 
CC BY-NC-ND
Published year only: 
2017
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