Privacy law will impact pharmacy

All pharmacists need to be aware of new privacy laws which have a stronger emphasis on compliance and enforcement, the profession’s peak bodies believe.

The changes to Commonwealth Privacy legislation are effective from today, 12 March.

While compliance with the Commonwealth Privacy Act has always been compulsory, pharmacists should be aware that as part of the changes pharmacists and pharmacies will need to comply with the new “Australian Privacy Principles.”

The amendments also give the Office of the Australian Information