I stand corrected. Info isn't always manually entered.
Personal info at my GP, psychiatrist and psychologist is in hard copy files except medication. What I meant was, 'they' would have to do it manually if I give consent. They wouldn't dare without asking me first either because I'd let them have it with both barrels.
I've tried accessing 'my' info at our hospital and had to jump thru hoops to get it. I had to know every detail of when, who, how and why before they'd touch their computer. It was overwhelming with my damaged mind to consider so I ended up not getting it. Why isn't it in my Health Record on MyGov to access now?
Hacking's been around forever too so I'm not surprised at the recent situation. However, it's not until events like this occur that the media report it and people sit up and take notice like it's only a new thing. The Health Record database has been around for yrs; as I said, mine's been empty since I registered.
It's a shame you only focused on the above discrepancy as my point was about inter-agency 'abuses' and lack of privacy re govt control. This wasn't to undermine or ignore what's been commented on in this thread. It was an added issue that's important to me.
Information's power, so whoever wants the upper hand for whatever reason, will hack into any database, not just this one. It's the internal use and abuse of information that's my personal concern due to previous experience.
It's about the next time anyone applies for a job and doesn't want the prospective employer knowing they have MH issues. That's the individual's right to disclose or not. Yet...it happens. In my opinion, this is pseudo-legal hacking.
There's got to be a paper trail of consent and application to gain access to info. Without this, even the Prime Minister's at risk. I'm sure he'd jump at the chance to give an interview over something that's been stolen from a 'secure' database...NOT! He's no different to me in this instance.
With paper, there's only one copy. Online there's millions!