‘Deeply concerned’: Victoria’s new no-consent health data sharing scheme

There are “serious concerns” over the Victorian government’s “unprecedented plan” to establish a centralised health data sharing system which would store information such as prescribed medications and hospital admissions, with no ability for individuals to opt-out.

The state government is planning to improve information sharing between health services through the creation of a new digital database and the involuntary collection of individual health data, in an effort to combat the currently fragmented patient health information system.

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Denham Sadler