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My Health Record: Distorting the Balance of Trust?

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Date: 1:00 - 2:00pm, Tuesday 2 October 2018 
Location: Room 920, Melbourne Law School

Please register your attendance here.Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.

This event is part of the Health Law and Ethics Network monthly seminar series, and will be co-hosted with SATLA, HeLEX@Melbourne, and the Centre for Media and Communications Law.

The My Health Record is now in its controversial ‘opt out’ phase. In this presentation, Dr Megan Prictor and Assoc Prof Mark Taylor of the HeLEX@Melbourne team will explore the My Health Record’s aims and legal framework, the current concerns and government responses, and provide context from the failed ‘’ project in the UK.

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