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Cybersecurity & Targeted Hacking: Can MyHealth Protect Our Data?

Room 104, Melbourne Law School (map)

The implementation of the Government's 'My Health Record' system has been plagued by controversy and shifting public sentiment. Following months of debate around serious privacy concerns measured against the potential health benefits to be delivered by the digital record, more than 2.5 million Australians have chosen to opt out. Are consumer concerns over user data protection warranted, particularly in the context of recent breaches to political party networks?

This panel event will discuss the following topics:

  • The 'My Health Record' system;

  • New amendments to supporting legislation regarding privacy which have been introduced to protect user data; and

  • Whether legal approaches to cybersecurity issues are appropriate and adequate, particularly in light of the recent breaches to political party networks.

The following panellists will be in attendance:

  • Dr Megan Prictor is a Research Fellow at Melbourne Law School and a member of HeLEX@Melbourne (Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies).

  • Margaret Gigliotti is a Senior Associate at Minter Ellison in the Commercial and Regulatory Team - IT, Telecommunications, IP and Commercial Advisory.

  • Jamie Griffin is a Senior Associate at Allens in the Telecommunications, Media and Technology team.

  • Alida Vandewiele is a Telecommunications, Media and Communications Solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills.