Army medical records dumped in the Woden paper recycling skip

By 9 January, 2014 19

dental record

It’s pretty bad that the complete dental records for a couple of guys was thrown in the paper recycling skip – the x-rays aren’t paper and shouldn’t be there.

I edited out names and numbers, inside the folders are the guy’s dental records in full and gross detail.

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19 Responses to Army medical records dumped in the Woden paper recycling skip
#1
markbuzz7:05 pm, 09 Jan 14

So, THIALAND, huh?

This was in the paper recycling centre in Phillip?

#2
Queen_of_the_Bun8:26 pm, 09 Jan 14

C’mon, show us the X-ray…..

#3
SheepGroper9:38 pm, 09 Jan 14

markbuzz said :

So, THIALAND, huh?

This was in the paper recycling centre in Phillip?

Yup, the same place that gave us dental records before. Mum always takes a look for anything interesting when she goes to make a deposit.

Queen_of_the_Bun said :

C’mon, show us the X-ray…..

Wouldn’t that be breaking some kind of privacy law?

#4
Pork Hunt9:56 pm, 09 Jan 14

SheepGroper said :

markbuzz said :

So, THIALAND, huh?

This was in the paper recycling centre in Phillip?

Yup, the same place that gave us dental records before. Mum always takes a look for anything interesting when she goes to make a deposit.

Queen_of_the_Bun said :

C’mon, show us the X-ray…..

Wouldn’t that be breaking some kind of privacy law?

How would showing a random X-ray break any privacy law?

#5
Queen_of_the_Bun11:07 pm, 09 Jan 14

Pork Hunt said :

SheepGroper said :

markbuzz said :

So, THIALAND, huh?

This was in the paper recycling centre in Phillip?

Yup, the same place that gave us dental records before. Mum always takes a look for anything interesting when she goes to make a deposit.

Queen_of_the_Bun said :

C’mon, show us the X-ray…..

Wouldn’t that be breaking some kind of privacy law?

How would showing a random X-ray break any privacy law?

How can you identify anyone from a dental record?

Oh, hang on…

#6
Bedaki11:56 pm, 09 Jan 14

Pork Hunt said :

SheepGroper said :

markbuzz said :

So, THIALAND, huh?

This was in the paper recycling centre in Phillip?

Yup, the same place that gave us dental records before. Mum always takes a look for anything interesting when she goes to make a deposit.

Queen_of_the_Bun said :

C’mon, show us the X-ray…..

Wouldn’t that be breaking some kind of privacy law?

How would showing a random X-ray break any privacy law?

Can someone please provide a link to these privacy laws?

#7
HiddenDragon12:42 am, 10 Jan 14

Queen_of_the_Bun said :

Pork Hunt said :

SheepGroper said :

markbuzz said :

So, THIALAND, huh?

This was in the paper recycling centre in Phillip?

Yup, the same place that gave us dental records before. Mum always takes a look for anything interesting when she goes to make a deposit.

Queen_of_the_Bun said :

C’mon, show us the X-ray…..

Wouldn’t that be breaking some kind of privacy law?

How would showing a random X-ray break any privacy law?

How can you identify anyone from a dental record?

Oh, hang on…

Well, if it happened to be Chad Morgan (unlikely, I know).

#8
DrKoresh2:16 am, 10 Jan 14

Queen_of_the_Bun said :

How can you identify anyone from a dental record?

Oh, hang on…

I’ve heard of specialists doing such a thing, but even then only when they have a sample to compare it to. The idea that someone will be able to identify this person based soley on an x-ray of their teeth is ridiculous.

#9
Queen_of_the_Bun8:10 am, 10 Jan 14

Bedaki said :

Pork Hunt said :

SheepGroper said :

markbuzz said :

So, THIALAND, huh?

This was in the paper recycling centre in Phillip?

Yup, the same place that gave us dental records before. Mum always takes a look for anything interesting when she goes to make a deposit.

Queen_of_the_Bun said :

C’mon, show us the X-ray…..

Wouldn’t that be breaking some kind of privacy law?

How would showing a random X-ray break any privacy law?

Can someone please provide a link to these privacy laws?

http://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/privacy-act/the-privacy-act

that was difficult….

#10
Thumper8:34 am, 10 Jan 14

If you find mine then send it to C/O the RiotACT…

2306391 :)

#11
MrBigEars9:27 am, 10 Jan 14

DrKoresh said :

Queen_of_the_Bun said :

How can you identify anyone from a dental record?

Oh, hang on…

I’ve heard of specialists doing such a thing, but even then only when they have a sample to compare it to. The idea that someone will be able to identify this person based soley on an x-ray of their teeth is ridiculous.

Surely they can just compare it to the National Dental Records Database? I remember seeing something like that on that NCIS documentary.

#12
Nylex_Clock9:54 am, 10 Jan 14

Thumper said :

If you find mine then send it to C/O the RiotACT…

2306391 :)

Hmmm….late ’85?

#13
Deref11:32 am, 10 Jan 14

Bedaki said :

Can someone please provide a link to these privacy laws?

With pleasure.

http://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/privacy-act/the-privacy-act

http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/a/1997-125/default.asp

#14
Thumper1:00 pm, 10 Jan 14

Nylex_Clock said :

Thumper said :

If you find mine then send it to C/O the RiotACT…

2306391 :)

Hmmm….late ’85?

Early 87 but good guess …. :)

#15
maxblues1:37 pm, 10 Jan 14

In 11 years in the Regular Army, I can’t remember a visit to the army dentists after basic training. So much for regular check-ups or have I just erased the memories? (I do drink to forget).

#16
c_c™1:41 pm, 10 Jan 14

Left the nitrous tap on?

#17
no idea4:46 pm, 10 Jan 14

2308962!

#18
taninaus4:51 pm, 10 Jan 14

Deref said :

Bedaki said :

Can someone please provide a link to these privacy laws?

With pleasure.

http://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/privacy-act/the-privacy-act

http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/a/1997-125/default.asp

and as they are medical records the Health Records and (Privacy and Access) Act would also apply:
http://www.health.act.gov.au/consumer-information/health-records/ (esp brocure Information for consumers and providers of health services)
and
http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/a/1997-125/default.asp

#19
markbuzz8:29 pm, 10 Jan 14

DrKoresh said :

Queen_of_the_Bun said :

How can you identify anyone from a dental record?

Oh, hang on…

I’ve heard of specialists doing such a thing, but even then only when they have a sample to compare it to. The idea that someone will be able to identify this person based soley on an x-ray of their teeth is ridiculous.

The ADF uses dental records to identify remains found on former battlefields. They use unit records and other evidence at the locations to narrow down the likely sample then check enlistment medical records for the dental charts. While subsequent dental work or damage to the mouth might have taken place they can sometimes use the baseline of what the teeth were like at enlistment to form positive i.d. , possible i.d. or exclude possible likely candidates. Also useful is recorded height and potentially other xrays, though these are not common on WW1 or WW2 service records.

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