Dear ASOS Members,

Please find below a link regarding a breaking story concerning contracting of services by government and personal data leaks. Some ASOS members are currently trialling an encryption service to improve patient data security. We will obtain feedback on this exercise soon.

ASOS will continue to report on all aspects of the health data issue.

Government contractor accidentally sends sensitive data to unknown email
The records included full names, passport details and notes about the status of medical tests. The personal health information of 317 people applying for Australian visas was accidentally emailed to a member of the general public, an ABC investigation has revealed. Key points:317 names, dates of birth, passport numbers and medical test notes were sent to an unknown Gmail address The subcontractor was removing data from secure Immigration Department systems, against government policy

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Stephen Milgate AM