My Health Record: AMA says it will do 'whatever it takes' to ensure privacy

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Labor says ability for law enforcement agencies to access data without a warrant is ‘a clear threat’ to privacy

The head of the Australian Medical Association has promised to do “whatever it takes” to ensure My Health Record is subject to the “same level” of protection as existing records in a bid to quell a rising backlash.

The AMA president, Tony Bartone, made the comments on Wednesday at the National Press Club in response to advice from the parliamentary library warning that police can access My Health Record without a warrant.

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