​Review asks for tighter Medicare card privacy controls from Human Services | ZDNet

Moving the authentication platform, educating citizens, and stricter privacy controls were among the steps recommended to the Department of Human Services by a review into heath providers’ access to the Health Professional Online Services system.

Source: ​Review asks for tighter Medicare card privacy controls from Human Services | ZDNet

DHS reissues 165 Medicare numbers after dark web scare | iTnews

The Department of Human Services issued new Medicare numbers to 165 people after learning some had been sold on the dark web, twice the figure previously thought to be impacted.

DHS had logs that meant it could determine the “access point” that the dark web seller was using, though this was unlikely to identify the individual allegedly responsible.

Source: DHS reissues 165 Medicare numbers after dark web scare – Security – iTnews

My Health patient data will be safe despite Medicare breach, GPs say | The Guardian

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In its submission to the Senate inquiry into the Medicare data breach, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) said a Medicare card number alone would not allow access to a patient’s My Health Record.

RACGP has told a Senate inquiry layers of security will help prevent breaches such as the theft of Medicare numbers that were sold on the darknet.

Source: My Health patient data will be safe despite Medicare breach, GPs say | Australia news | The Guardian

Medicare data breach: government response ‘contemptible’, says former AFP officer | The Guardian

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Nigel Phair says response to patient information being sold on dark web means fewer people ‘will trust government with their health details’.

Source: Medicare data breach: government response ‘contemptible’, says former AFP officer | Australia news | The Guardian

We Could Soon Know How Australians’ Medicare Details Ended Up On The Dark Web | BuzzFeed News

Australians still don’t know if their Medicare cards are compromised.

The sale of Australians’ Medicare details on the Dark Web, and how the federal government handles personal information, will be investigated by a sweeping parliamentary inquiry.

Source: We Could Soon Know How Australians’ Medicare Details Ended Up On The Dark Web