We are required by the Privacy (Australian Government Agencies – Governance) APP Code 2017 (Cth) (the Code) to conduct a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for projects with a high privacy risk.
A project may be a high privacy risk if we consider that the project involves any new or changed ways of handling personal information that are likely to have a significant impact on the privacy of individuals.
We are required by the Code to maintain a register of the PIAs it conducts. We have listed all PIAs conducted by us since we commenced operations on 1 July 2016.
Privacy Impact Assessments
We have conducted the following PIAs:
Subject of PIA
Date PIA completed
My Health Record – National Opt-out Model Implementation
My Health Record – Data Linkage Project (project did not proceed)
A register of conforming software products has been created to ensure that software developers are creating software that is conformant to government legislation, and for healthcare providers and vendors to understand which software companies are conformant.
A register of conforming software products
This register will be used for the following stakeholders:
Open prescription delivery services will be able to integrate into systems, this allows for vendors to connect into the operations of the electronic prescribing environment.
Health care providers will be able to make decisions on which electronic prescribing software they use, based on whether the software is conformant to legislation.
Regulators will also be able to see and understand which software is conformant and follows government legislation.
From 18 October 2019, the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) requires all agency heads to publicly disclose all gifts and benefits accepted, and valued at over $AUD100 (excluding GST) in a specified format, including publication of all giver’s names and organisations.
Note that from 31 June 2020 to 30 September 2020 no gifts or benefits meeting the above requirement have been accepted by the Agency CEO.