Information Commissioners office report on data management and security practices by adoption agencies and general practitioners. Useful insights for practices to be followed and deficiencies watched for in the Australian context.
February 10, 2014
The Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK has produced 2 interesting reports of data maintenance by independent fostering and adoption agencies and general practitioners and primary healthcare providers. The reports highlight positives and negatives on data handling and security processes in each industry group. The general practitioners and primary healthcare providers seem to have been more compliant than foster and adoption agencies.
Given the soon to be expanded role of the Privacy Commissioner and a more assertive regulation of data management and data security the findings by the ICO should be noted, studied and implemented. Each jurisdiction may have particular issues however many good data management and privacy enhancing processes are universal.
Regading data management, security and privacy issues warranting concern and requiring improvement the ICO made the following comments:
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