NZ: Call for extra patient privacy protection

Radio New Zealand reports:

The Privacy Commissioner is warning the storage of millions of New Zealand’s health records online puts them at risk of cyber attacks and snooping.

John Edwards released a new report on three electronic shared care record systems, that said while they were appropriately mitigating privacy risks, continued attention to privacy was needed.

Mr Edwards said medical records were now potentially available to anyone in the world and could be downloaded almost instantly, allowing for widespread and damaging accidental or malicious disclosures.

Read more on Radio New Zealand.


Protecting trust and privacy in electronic health records – report (Press statement)

The Electronic Shared Care Records Review: Elements of Trust Report (pdf).

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