Australian’s My Health Record Program Found Data Breaches

The Annual Report of the agency Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) for the year 2017–18 suggested that they found near about 42 data breaches. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) concerns over ensuring the data security or reliability breaches. But they claim that the malicious attack for integrating the My Health Record System. The one breach incidence resulted from unauthorized access to this My Health Record due to incorrect parental authorization to a child.

Two breaches in contrast to the Medicare program showed the improper records in the My Health Record affected the individual. This breach offered access to the authority and led to suspect the fraud.

This report from ADHA recognized that of these 42 breaches, 17 breaches caused due to data integrity action introduced by the Department of Human Services. Remaining cases of breaches occurred due to frauds in the Medicare programs and unauthorized claims in the My Health Records.

These errors generally occur due to dishonest Medicare claims or human errors. This found in the year 2017 to 2018. In these cases, the affected people contacted the OAIC for examining the condition and breaches. The spokesperson at ADHA said that 6.3 million people joined in a My Health Records during 6 years of operations have reported unauthorized views on the person’s health.

What is My Health Record?

The Federal Parliament sanctioned regulation on 26 November 2018 to improve the privacy protection in the act 2012 without division. This legislation states that Australian people can opt to keep the My Health Records and can access any time. It will create a profile for every that person who wants it after 31 January and can delete any time they want.