One in four Australians to opt out of My Health record, survey finds
By Andrew Brown
19 August 2018 — 12:00am
More than a quarter of Australians will opt out of the federal government's controversial electronic health record system, a new survey has found.
A consumer study of more than 2000 Australians, conducted by finder.com.au, revealed 26 per cent of people surveyed plan to opt out of My Health Record before the November 15 deadline.
The survey also found even more people, 28 per cent, had not heard about My Health Record or what it means for them.
The findings come as the scheme was referred to a parliamentary inquiry earlier this week.
Federal Labor called for wider changes to the scheme in parliament on Tuesday, citing privacy and security concerns.
Every Australian with a Medicare card will automatically be enrolled in the scheme if they don't opt-out by the deadline, which was extended by one month after growing concerns from the medical community.
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This just shows what rubbish all the guff about targeted advertising and effective communication is.
The public do not like having things just sprung on them and are really startled at how bad what is being proposed is once they get some understanding of what is being done and the immense and dangerous grab on private personal data that is being attempted.
A very interesting survey indeed.