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We've made some changes to our privacy statement. We think you should know that we use cookies where they are required for particular features to work and we are also employing a web analytics service called Piwik Pro. Find out more about what this means for your privacy when you visit our website.

Privacy Impact Assessment: ways to help agencies identify potential risks

We are updating our Privacy Impact Assessment guidance materials to help agencies identify potential privacy risks. View the material to see what we're doing and how you can help.

Protecting trust and privacy in electronic health records - report

A new report by the Privacy Commissioner on three electronic shared care record (SCR) systems says they are well-managed projects that are appropriately mitigating privacy risks, but that continued attention to privacy is needed if health consumer and provider trust is to be maintained.

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Electronic Shared Care Records Review: Elements of Trust

The Electronic Shared Care Records Review: Elements of Trust report reviewed three regional health agency projects and found the projects met their clinical objectives and complied with their obligations under the Health Information Privacy Code (HIPC). The information gathered by the review will be used to provide clear recommendations for appropriate minimum standards around privacy risks on similar projects.

Making mobile app privacy your advantage

mobile 3Apps can gather large amounts of information about their users but apps often don’t explain clearly what information they collect and for what purpose. The Privacy Commissioner has released a new resource for businesses and app developers to help understanding of obligations when collecting personal information through mobile apps. 


What’s wrong with your pa$$w0rd?

Lorrie Faith Cranor studied thousands of passwords to figure out the surprising, very common mistakes that users make to compromise security. TED Talks is a video podcast of the best talks from the TED Conference where the world's leading thinkers discuss their work.

Online Data Safety Toolkit

app tap purpleThe Privacy Commissioner has published an online Data Safety Toolkit to help organisations prevent and deal with data breaches. This guidance provides tips to help organisations prevent common mistakes that lead to data breaches, and advice on what to do when they happen.



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