Privacy Compliance Manual

The National Catholic Education Commission and Independent Schools Council of Australia Privacy Compliance Manual provides assistance and guidance to non-government schools in relation to the requirements they must observe in relation to the preservation of an individual’s privacy.

The Manual has been funded by the Association of Independent Schools and Catholic Education Commissions in each Australian State and Territory.

A significant part of the Privacy Commissioner’s Guidelines are reproduced in the Manual with the Commissioner’s permission. However, we note that not all examples used in the Guidelines will be relevant to schools. Also, we have made some minor alterations in our references to the Guidelines that do not alter their meaning or application.

As changes are made to the Manual, the ‘Operative Data’ contained on the cover sheet will be changed to indicate when the Manual was last revised. This should be checked regularly on the relevant website.