The Australian Federal Court imposes a $2.9 million civil penalty to a health business for the sharing of patient personal information to private health insurance brokers and for publishing misleading patient reviews and ratings (HealthEngine)

On 20 August 2020, HealthEngine Pty Ltd ("HealthEngine") was ordered by the Federal Court of Australia to pay a AUD 2.9 million civil penalty for contraventions of the Australian Consumer Law ("ACL") between 30 April 2014 and 30 June 2018 related to reviews, ratings, referrals and sharing personal patient information without their consent. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW - KEY TAKEAWAYS Editing or omitting a customer review, or manipulating review statistics published on a digital platform can constitute misleading or deceptive

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Ross Zaurrini, The Australian Federal Court imposes a $2.9 million civil penalty to a health business for the sharing of patient personal information to private health insurance brokers and for publishing misleading patient reviews and ratings (HealthEngine), 20 August 2020, e-Competitions Privacy and antitrust, Art. N° 96957

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