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Asia Pacific Dashboard Digest | ACCC, health platform head to court over alleged improper data use Related reading: California bill on universal opt-out mechanisms introduced


ZDNet reports the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has initiated proceedings in a Federal Court over alleged misused data by health booking platform HealthEngine. The ACCC claims HealthEngine sold the personal information of 135,000 patients without their consent. Names, phone numbers, email addresses and birth dates were involved in the alleged sale. "Patients were misled into thinking their information would stay with HealthEngine but, instead, their information was sold off to insurance brokers," ACCC Chairman Rod Sims said. ACCC is seeking penalties, declarations, corrective notices and an order for HealthEngine to review its compliance program.
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