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Genetic Health Guidelines released today to assist medical practitioners when deciding to use or disclose a patient's genetic information to a relative without consent

29 October 2014
NSW Privacy Commissioner Dr Elizabeth Coombs has today issued NSW Genetic Health Guidelines entitled: “Use and disclosure of genetic information to a patient’s genetic relatives: Guidelines for organisations in NSW”. The guidelines were developed to accompany the amendments to the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (HRIP Act) made in early 2012. These amendments take effect on 1 November 2014 and address the use and disclosure of genetic health information to biological relatives.
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Privacy Commissioner responds to privacy concerns about the Opal Card

16 July 2014
The NSW Privacy Commissioner, Dr Elizabeth Coombs has responded to the recent privacy issues concerning Opal travel cards being used for law enforcement purposes. “NSW Police and other law enforcement bodies have an exemption under the NSW privacy legislation to access information reasonably required for investigative purposes,” said Dr Coombs.
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