Employers in Australia are being told to destroy COVID-19 jab data collected about their staff.
“Bosses are being told to destroy COVID vaccination data collected about their staff,” 7News Melbourne reports.
“WorkSafe says regulations have expired today, and employers have just 30 days to dispose of the personal information,” the report added.
“Pandemic orders allowed for the collection, recording, and holding of employees’ vaccination status over and above usual privacy standards,” the report continued.
Bosses are being told to destroy COVID vaccination data collected about their staff. WorkSafe says regulations have expired today, and employers have just 30 days to dispose of the personal information. https://t.co/5zYfOfGqUb #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/gY4PLa61J1
— 7NEWS Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) July 12, 2023
After the authoritative mandates and unlawful collection of private medical information, they’re discarding the data.
Could this be a ‘dump the evidence’ scheme?
Will authorities attempt to deny crimes against humanity ever took place and destroy proof of their reprehensible actions?
“Destroying the evidence they coerced people to get an experimental shot or lose their jobs?” one Twitter user questioned.
Destroying the evidence they coerced people to get an experimental shot or lose their jobs? https://t.co/39JIMxzrQn
— Tomaraki🌸🐭 🇦🇺🇬🇷 (@Tomarakh) July 12, 2023
“Quick, destroy the evidence of egregious human rights abuse via medical tyranny & discrimination, bosses,” another Twitter user said.
Quick, destroy the evidence of egregious human rights abuse via medical tyranny & discrimination, bosses. https://t.co/E2WCvvyv5l
— Unmasking Mainstream Media (@unmasking_media) July 12, 2023
Perth Now provided further details:
Employers have 30 days to destroy Victorians’ COVID-19 vaccination data after the expiration of regulations introduced during the pandemic.
The Occupational Health and Safety Amendment (COVID-19 Vaccination Information) Regulations came into effect in mid-2022 after vaccination requirements under pandemic orders were removed.
The regulations meant businesses could collect, record, hold and use COVID vaccination information from their employees, contractors, volunteers and students on work placement.
They expired on Wednesday, meaning employers who gathered COVID vaccine details purely under those rules have 30 days to destroy them.
Those allowed or otherwise legally required to collect and hold onto the information are not compelled to.
WorkSafe issued a reminder to employers about the change, saying a worker’s COVID vaccination status was also protected by other legislation.