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Australian Health Dept Releases Confidential Medicare Data

Anonymous Coward
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The Australian privacy watchdog has been called on to investigate a breach of Australian Medicare data. This breach gives more weight to the privacy concerns surrounding the recent Australian 2016 census where the ABS has announced it will keep data permanently as a "linked key", store data for longer, and match data across government agencies. The Department of Health is the last in a list of Australian agencies to allow confidential data to be accessible.
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Further data breaches exposes public servant census data (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2016-10-05 00:54 (#1X0S5)

In yet another census related blunder, this time in the APS census, due to codes being left in published data it is possible to match census results with the individual who filled out the census.