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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Your doctor may be outsourcing your files

Its no surprise, or even a new development, that Australia's privacy laws are weak and impose very few restrictions that would prevent the outsourcing by medical practitioners and hospitals that send medical files to be typed up in India, Pakistan and the Philippines. Or if the laws do apply and are circumvented, what, if any rights an affected person might have, if they come to know about the matter?

It's another issue on the Australian Law Reform Commission agenda but in the meantime ........

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