At Health and Life, it’s our mission to improve the lives of people, here in Australia and globally. Health and Life hosts this The Business of Healthcare blog and the Health and Life website.

To help us achieve this mission, and in preparation for the new EU data protection laws, we’ve updated our Privacy Policy, Disclaimer & Terms of Engagement and internal processes.

These updates ensure we are compliant with the Australian Privacy Act 1988 and the new EU privacy laws (known as the General Data Protection Regulations, or GDPR), and the updates will give more transparency and control over how we deal with your personal information.

To keep you informed, we’ve addressed a few common questions about the GDPR below:

What is the GDPR?

Why does it matter now?

The GDPR comes into effect on 25 May 2018. We’re updating our processes, systems and policies now to make sure we’re fully prepared.

What is personal data?

Any information related to a natural person (individual) that can be used to directly or indirectly identify the person is personal data. It can be anything from a name, a photo, an email address, bank details, posts on social networking websites, medical information, or a computer IP address.

Who does it affect?

The GDPR applies to any organisation that processes personal data of EU individuals, regardless of whether the organisation has a physical presence in the EU. For Health and Life clients, that’s any organisation with one or more employees in the EU.

What do I need to do?

Our new Privacy Policy, Disclaimer & Terms of Engagement will go into effect from today. Please read the updated Privacy Policy, Disclaimer & Terms of Engagement and make sure you familiarise yourself with their contents.


The Health and Life team.

For questions please reach out to us using the contact information provided in the privacy policy email

For more insights visit our blog.

About me: David Dahm BA (Acc.), CA., FCPA, CTA, FFin, CPM, FAAPM, FAIM, FGLF.

Chartered Accountant, Chartered Tax Adviser, Registered Tax Agent, Former AGPAL Surveyor 10 years of service

David Dahm is CEO and founder of the national medical and healthcare chartered accounting firm Health and Life and global Founder and CEO of the not for profit project the International Healthcare Standards and Ethics Board (

After a serious work related car accident in 1989, and nine operations later I continue to be a patient and provider advocate. I enter my third decade as a national Chartered Accountant for Medical and Healthcare practices in Australia. I am a former 10-year Australian General Practice Accreditation surveyor. I come from a medico family. I have served on the AAPM national Board and was the inaugural national Chair of the Certified Practice Manager CPM post nominal. I continue to provide accounting tax and practice management advice to many practices all over Australia.

You know who you are and I thank you for this real honour and privilege to serve you and your community through you. Note, I am not a lawyer please seek appropriate legal and accounting advice. This information is for general information and discussion only.

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