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OAIC To Regulate E-Health System

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

July 5, 2012

Australia Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim will be able to seek civil penalties for breaches of the nation’s new Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records system, reports COMPUTERWORLD. The system will be regulated by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, which will have powers to investigate complaints and conduct own-motion investigations. Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim welcomes the change and has advised consumers to read the terms and conditions, while warning providers to uphold their obligations under the Privacy Act.
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