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Privacy & Confidentiality

Cyber Security (updated 2018)

Creating a cyber security policy for your business

Prepare a cyber security incident response management plan


Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme (updated 2018)

– Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

“ obligation to notify individuals whose personal information is involved in a data breach that is likely to result in serious harm”.
“The Australian Information Commissioner must also be notified of eligible data breaches.”

‘Mandatory notifiable data breaches: New legislative requirements RACGP

‘Dealing with the dangers of a digital world: New notifiable data breach scheme for Australian explained’ Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers


63% of confirmed data breaches involved weak, default or stolen passwords’
Information Security Guide for small healthcare businesses.

Creating a Privacy Policy for your Practice – Office of Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).

Privacy Compliance Indicators – download your action list for privacy in medical practices

Checklist for Privacy Reform Compliance – Avant

National Privacy Principles – Australian Government (OAIC) – effective 12 March 2014

Medical Records – “What you absolutely must know” – Avant

Avant webinar on Privacy – Resource list – February 2014

RACGP – Privacy eLearning module

Privacy Management Framework (OAIC)


Australian Government: Privacy Principles
The Privacy Act includes 13 Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) that outline how we must handle, use and manage personal information.

Australian Government Guide to Securing Personal Information

Information about how to transmit and store referrals or requests electronically

Legislation: Electronic Transaction Act 1999 on the ComLaw website

Compliance Indicators for the 13 Privacy Principles

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