Australia: ADHA releases guide on using online conferencing technologies
The Australian Digital Health Agency ('ADHA') released, on 29 June 2020, a guide on using online conferencing technologies securely for healthcare organisations ('the Guide'). In particular, the Guide highlights that organisations should consider a number of features when selecting an online conferencing technology platform, including whether it offers a good level of security by default with minimal configuration requirements for end users, a well-implemented encryption mechanism, access control and multi-factor authentication, as well as the ability to identify participants. In addition, the Guide outlines privacy practices and policies that support confidentiality, including assessing the platform's ability to protect sensitive information and comply with Australian privacy laws, as well as only choosing to host in countries with compatible privacy laws to those in Australia.
You can read the Guide here.