Unless you take action to remove yourself from the My Health Record (MHR) system, the federal government will make a digital copy of your medical record, store it centrally, and, as the default, provide numerous people with access to it.
Unless you opt-out by mid-October, the Federal Government will create an online record of your health details that it can access for the rest of your life and beyond - even if you ask for it to be deleted. Privacy advocates are warning people to...
The 'lost filing cabinet' incident that triggered this review would have been very serious for any public service agency, but was especially so for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), given its position at the apex of Commonwealth agencies.
Student lists are commercially available for purchase on the basis of ethnicity, affluence, religion, lifestyle, awkwardness, and even a perceived or predicted need for family planning services. This study seeks to provide an understanding of the commercial marketplace for student data and the interaction with...
The My Health Record system is Australia’s digital health record system. The data in the My Health Record system may also be used to provide insight into the effectiveness of the services and treatments being provided to continue to improve health outcomes. The framework will...
This resource argues that due to the incompatibility of current technologies and legislation, Australian law enforcement and intelligence agencies may need to operate in a grey area which lacks legislative direction. Regardless of their professionalism, this introduces risks for information security and human rights.
The Office of the Auditor-General has released this report into how the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) uses information to assess applications from overseas people seeking to acquire sensitive New Zealand assets.
This report looks at trends in information management across the public sector and outlines the work Archives New Zealand carried out as regulator in the 2016/17 year.
This policy report is a statement on how tech and design can maximise opportunities for making the legal sector better. It provides a guide for individuals working in legal industries, or those hoping to get into them, to improve the way justice works.
Based on interviews with staff members from thirteen large research universities in the United States, this paper provides a rich, qualitative description of research data curation and use practices in Institutional Repositories (IRs).
In this study, the authors examine whether the number of Interlibrary Loan (ILL) article requests received in one academic year can predict the use of those same journal titles once they are added as library resources.
Data and analytics are transforming the global economy and the public and private sectors in Australia need to have a greater focus on the workforce, security and ethical implications, according to CEDA’s 2018 economic and political overview.
In this annual overview of global government innovation, the OECD warns that the public sector will need a 'major course correction' to come to terms with the uncertainty posed by globalisation, rising inequality and disruptive technologies. The report argues that current government infrastructure is not...
This survey of 385 not for profit organisations identified a significant under-investment in IT, with many organisations using systems that aren’t working well enough to provide efficient services.
Punishing the person or persons responsible for this week’s Cabinet Files leak does not address the underlying issue. The real problem is that the way governments and businesses keep records is broken.
The Australian government has an ambitious agenda to transform its digital service delivery. Cloud offers reusable digital platforms at a lower cost, and shifts service delivery to a faster, more reliable digital channel. Cloud services have the opportunity to make government more responsive, convenient, available...
This report provides university and research library leaders with useful insights on emerging practices and infrastructures in European research information management (RIM), on the current and future role of persistent person and organization identifiers, and, more specifically, on incentives and barriers to adoption.
This document outlines COAR’s vision of positioning repositories as the foundation for a distributed, globally networked infrastructure for scholarly communication, on top of which layers of value added services will be deployed, thereby transforming the system, making it more research-centric, open to and supportive of...