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Australia’s contact tracing app will be critical to tracking and minimising the spread of coronavirus, according to the federal government, which has positioned the technology as a way to speed up the easing of lockdown measures. But some privacy experts are concerned about the proportionality and design of the tool

Australians have just one day to opt out of the government’s controversial digital health record system, My Health Record. While the scheme has existed in some form since 2012 a contentious switch to opt out last year has placed My Health Record under considerable scrutiny. So far, in many respects

The opt-out period for My Health Record has been extended to January 31st following a vote in the Australian senate today. The e-health system’s website reportedly crashed today as Australians scrambled to opt out before the previously scheduled deadline of tomorrow. Leadership Webinar: Which-50’s 2019 Outlook and Business Transformation Drivers webinar

Health minister Greg Hunt has rejected the recommendation from a senate inquiry into My Health Record to extend the scheme’s opt-out period by another 12 months. The inquiry also called for sweeping changes to the ehealth scheme as Australians have just weeks remaining to opt out. An extension beyond the

The government has changed its controversial digital health record initiative, My Health Record, following widespread backlash over the system’s privacy and security. The changes have been criticised by the opposition for not going far enough. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter People will now have the option to have