Health Records Compromised: Privacy Concerns For People With Stigmatised Conditions

Concerning reports are circulating about a government data bungle potentially exposing ten percent of private health records. Researchers from the University of Melbourne have reportedly been able to establish the identity of patients from confidential data published by the Commonwealth Department of Health. Seemingly this includes MBS and PBS claims data, and is of concern to people living with stigmatising conditions such as hepatitis B and hepatitis C. For more information: