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Australian Labor Party: Medical File Sharing Violates Privacy Rights

A deal allowing doctors to sell Australian patients' medical records to a marketing firm linked to the pharmaceutical industry raises serious privacy concerns, Labor says. Under the deal GPs are paid in gift vouchers or cash to hand over patients' details. About 200 doctors are believed to have signed the agreement.

Medical file-selling 'breaches privacy', Sydney Morning Herald, May 25, 2005.