AU: Not good privacy practice: "your Xrays are in the mail"

Peter Timmins writes:

From a recent case note (S v Health Service Provider [2008] 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 complainant’s medical records and the original x-rays in the general mail to (another) health service provider, were ‘reasonable’ in the circumstances.”

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