Law Council of Australia


Opening Statement to My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018

17 September 2018

Morry Bailes, President, Law Council of Australia

"The Law Council welcomes the additional privacy protections contained in the My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018. This includes:

a. Removal of the ability of the My Health Record System Operator to disclose heath information in My Health Records to law enforcement agencies and government agencies without an order by a judicial officer or the healthcare recipient’s consent; and

b. A requirement for the System Operator to permanently delete health information stored in the National Repositories Service for a person if they have cancelled their registration with the My Health Record system."

You can read the full opening statement below.


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