Ethical data management and the implications of new technologies to privacy headlined the subjects discussed by international experts at Data + Privacy Asia Pacific this July.
The opening session on ethical data stewardship brought together a rare panel of global expertise in data and ethics. Australia’s Dr Simon Longstaff, Executive Director of The Ethics Centre, was joined by Facebook Deputy Chief Privacy Officer, Rob Sherman, and leading academic, Peter Cullen from the Information Accountability Foundation.
In a robust debate that introduced the term ‘moral imagination’ to a packed audience, ethical data frameworks were advocated as a means of moving beyond compliance — and placing individual privacy at the centre of data projects as the digital environment continues to evolve.
This July the number of people with a My Health Record reached over five million.
A My Health Record is an electronic summary of your health information. Healthcare providers can add information about your health to your My Health Record, in accordance with your access controls. This may include information such as medical history and treatments, diagnoses, medications and allergies.
Read our tips for protecting your My Health Record.
The Australian Public Service (APS) Privacy Governance Code will create a single high standard for personal information handling and protection across the APS. We are seeking your input into the draft Code until 11 August 2017. Our key questions are:
1. Is the text of the draft Code clear and easy to understand?
2. Would the Code have any unintended consequences? Are there any factors that might make implementation difficult?
3. What matters in the Code do you think the OAIC should provide guidance on?
The OAIC has concluded that no further regulatory action is warranted at this time, following preliminary inquiries into the allegation that customer's personal information from three telecommunications providers was being offered for sale online.