AMA submission on the Data Availability & Transparency Bill 2020

15 Mar 2021

On 12 March 2021, the AMA lodged a submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee for their inquiry into the Data Availability and Transparency Bill 2020.  This proposed new Bill, authorizes Commonwealth agency staff to share or release datasets collected from Australian citizens, including health data, according to the privacy protections agency staff deem appropriate.   The AMA submission points out the weaknesses in the proposed new framework and makes suggested changes to strengthen privacy protections.