The Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Developments in privacy law and writings of a Canadian privacy lawyer, containing information related to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (aka PIPEDA) and other Canadian and international laws.
The author of this blog, David T.S. Fraser, is a Canadian privacy lawyer who practices with the firm of McInnes Cooper. He is the author of the Physicians' Privacy Manual. He has a national and international practice advising corporations and individuals on matters related to Canadian privacy laws.
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Wednesday, February 23, 2005
The Australian privacy commissioner is concerned that HealthConnect, a federal health network, is lumbering toward implementation without adequate privacy protections:
Australian IT - Alarm raised over health network (Karen Dearne, FEBRUARY 23, 2005):
"'Given the magnitude of the project and the sensitive nature of health information, a robust privacy framework needs to be established as a priority,' the OFPC says in its submission on the roadmap HealthConnect Business Architecture.
'The architecture includes many references to privacy protocols or rules which will apply to HealthConnect, although their substance and standing is unclear.'
While the OFPC regulates the private health sector and handling of personal information by federal and ACT government agencies, the privacy of health information within the states is regulated at the state level. "
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