AU: Ambulance staff sue over their medical files being sold to lawyers

Harriet Alexander reports:

Ambulance staff whose medical records were sold to solicitors will launch a class action against NSW Ambulance in the Supreme Court on Monday in an action that will test privacy law.

NSW Ambulance contractor Waqar Malik was convicted of unlawfully disclosing personal information last year after he sold the worker’s compensation files of 130 former and current employees to personal injury lawyers.

The files included medical records such as psychiatric assessments and details of injuries.

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