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

16 Oct 2017
Description

On 9 August 2017, the following matter was referred to the Senate Finance

and Public Administration References Committee (the committee) for inquiry and

report by 16 October 2017:

 

Circumstances in which Australians' personal Medicare information has been

compromised and made available for sale illegally on the 'dark web', including:

 

(a) any failures in security and data protection which allowed this breach to

occur;

(b) any systemic security concerns with the Department of Human Services

Health Professional Online Services system;

(c) the implications of this breach for the roll out of the opt-out My Health

Record system;

(d) Australian government data protection practices as compared to

international best practice;

(e) the response to this incident from government – both ministerial and

departmental;

(f) the practices, procedures, and systems involved in collection, use,

disclosure, storage, destruction, and de-identification of personal

Medicare information;

(g) the practices, procedures, and systems used for protecting personal

Medicare information from misuse, interference, and loss from

unauthorised access, modification, or disclosure; and

(h) any related matters

*Please note - the related independent review report can be viewed here


Publication Details
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978-1-76010-665-2
Publication Place: 
Canberra
License Type: 
CC BY-NC-ND

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