There's been a data breach — here are your next four steps

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Mandatory data breach notification is finally here. All private sector organisations holding health information, regardless of their size, will be affected by these changes to the privacy legislation that come into force on 22 February.

Maintaining the privacy of health information has always been central to the relationship of trust and confidence between doctor and patient. In addition, there can be significant penalties for breach, as well as the potential for negative publicity and damage to a person’s reputation. Unfortunately, as the Australian Red Cross Blood

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