Report

Circumstances in which Australians’ personal Medicare information has been compromised and made available for sale illegally on the ‘dark web’

16 October 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN 978-1-76010-665-2

View the report as a single document - (PDF 472KB)


View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of the Committee (PDF 16KB)
Report (PDF 133KB)

Referral
Conduct of the inquiry
Background
Overview of the report
DHS and digital service delivery
Health Professional Online Service (HPOS)
My Health Record
Conjecture as to the potential cause to the misappropriation of Medicare card numbers
The possible motive for the misappropriation of Medicare card numbers
Data protection issues
Implications for My Health Record roll-out
Compliance
Privacy
Committee view

Coalition Senators' Additional Comments (PDF 11KB)
Dissenting Report by the Australian Greens - Circumstances in which Australians' personal information has been compromised and made available for sale illegally on the 'dark web' (PDF 11KB)

Summary
Medicare numbers as a form of ID
Access to healthcare information
Prior incidents
Security standards
Conclusion and Recommendations

Appendix 1 (PDF 21KB)

Answers to Questions taken on Notice

Appendix 2 - Public hearing (PDF 72KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senate Finance and Public Administration Committees
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3439
Fax: +61 2 6277 5809
fpa.sen@aph.gov.au

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