AHPRA: Warrantless access to doctors’ metadata?

Writing in the Guardian today, Paul  Farrell reports that the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency one of 61 agencies seeking (from the Commonwealth Attorney-General) warrantless access to telecommunications information.

A spokeswoman for AHPRA is reported to have said that the agency had in the past used telecommunications data infrequently but had used it in investigations “often in relation to allegations of boundary violations between patients and practitioners”.

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