News

Government halts collection of client data

Brenda Pilott, the chair of ComVoices and SSPA national manager, congratulates the government on its decision to call a halt to the collection of individual client data until the concerns of not-for-profit service providers have been worked through.

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Keeping on with Client Data Issue

SSPA and ComVoices continue to work on the issues about individual client level data. We have met with the Privacy Commissioner and received a detailed briefing on the background to his report.

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Inquiry on data leak not enough

ComVoices says that an enquiry into the privacy failure of MSD’s online reporting platform for community organisations required to provide individual client data (ICLD) addresses only one of the Privacy Commissioner’s four recommendations.

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Data demand "excessive and disproportionate"

The Privacy Commissioner, John Edwards, has released the report of his inquiry into MSD’s policy linking funding of social services to the supply of individual client data. He describes the demand for client data as "excessive and disproportionate" and concludes that the policy is at odds with the Privacy Act.

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Privacy Commission report due soon

The Privacy Commission’s report on the government’s demand for personal data is currently with MSD and will be publicly released any day.

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