[LINK] My letter to the local paper

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Mon Jul 23 16:59:21 AEST 2018

On Mon, 2018-07-23 at 13:53 +1000, David wrote:
> I thought it was possible for an individual to at least display their
> record, I assume all of it (?), and to be notified when it was
> accessed.  However whether this would be honoured for all time, even
> if true, is not guaranteed.

You can set up notifications. You can see all parts of your records as
far as I know.

If you've set up notifications, you will be notified when something new
is added to your record, at least if it comes from a legitimate health
provider. You will not necessarily be notified if the Government
changes your record, a hacked changes your record.

I don't know if you are notified of accesses. Does anyone know?

Newly uploaded documents are shared by default, so to protect any new
document you have to log in immediately after you are notified and set
restrictions on it. There is no way to change this default, so there is
always a window of time where a new upload is unprotected.

Note that the protections are only against legitimate health providers,
and only for documents actually in your record. All bets are off once a
health provider downloads something into their own system, and of
course the Government, the police, the ATO etc can see anything,
"restricted" or not.

And no, there are no guarantees any of this will remain unchanged, for
the better or for the worse.

> I think it would be worth repeating the URL of the opt-out page too.


Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)

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