‘Bad faith’: Dan Andrews accused of quietly compromising patient privacy and care

“All around the world, the information contained in health records is recognised as a sensitive, special category of information,” Vaile said. “So one of the clearest problems with not confining the scope of information is it increases its vulnerability to hacking and unauthorised [internal] access.”

It’s a sentiment shared by Liberty Victoria and the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV), both of which have also pointed to the corresponding lack of embedded safeguards against misuse of or unlawful access to patients’ data.

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Maeve McGregor