Gah. Soooo many leaks and breaches are due to default settings that over-share. How hard is it for software to set default settings to NOT share with everyone? C’mon, folks.
Sue Dunlevy reports:
THE private health records of Australians can be accessed by more than half a million people under the latest bungle with the $2.2 billion electronic My Health Record.
News Corp Australia has learned that the privacy settings on the government’s computerised My Health Record, which lists every medicine a patient takes and records every medical visit and procedure, are automatically set on “universal access”.
This means every registered health practitioner in the nation — 650,000 people — can view them, not just the family GP, unless the patient specifically requested to opt out.
Read more on The Daily Telegraph.