Incident: Government orders ‘urgent review’ of health app sharing users’ information with lawyers | ABC News

Incident: Government orders ‘urgent review’ of health app sharing users’ information with lawyers | ABC News

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: July 26 2018

An Australian medical booking app, which boasts more than 15 million users a year, is passing on patients’ information to personal injury lawyers.

The ABC has obtained secret documents from plaintiff law giant Slater and Gordon that reveal HealthEngine was passing on a daily list of prospective clients to the firm, based on their personal medical information, as part of a “referral partnership pilot” last year.

Source: Government orders ‘urgent review’ of health app sharing users’ information with lawyers

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