Health information is sensitive information under the Privacy Act. Consequently, there are added restrictions on how health service providers can handle health information compared to other types of personal information.
Meridian helps our clients stay on top of privacy issues and navigate the myriad of privacy laws which apply to health information in Australia. Health service providers must be aware of the privacy implications that attach to their business and operations, and be additionally mindful of the privacy issues related to constantly evolving technology.
Our team of lawyers help Australian health care providers know and comply with their privacy obligations.