AU: Not good privacy practice: "your Xrays are in the mail"
Peter Timmins writes:
From a recent case note (S v Health Service Provider  PrivCmrA 19) issued by the Federal Privacy Commissioner on whether reasonable steps were taken to protect personal information from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure:
“The Commissioner considered whether the steps taken by the health service provider, when it mailed copies of the complainantâ€™s medical records and the original x-rays in the general mail to (another) health service provider, were â€˜reasonableâ€™ in the circumstances.”
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