Medical privacy 'at risk'

A NATIONAL privacy rights group has criticised plans to transition the PCEHR to an opt-out system, warning the “minimal value and benefits” of a PCEHR do not match the privacy risk of establishing a repository of every Australian’s identity and health data.

The Australian Privacy Foundation warns the data repository won’t just be of high value to hackers. 

“The identity data will be seen as very useful to the government, especially when cross-matched against internet and tele­communications metadata and other

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