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Privacy Compliance Manual

In 2001 ISCA and the National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) jointly produced a Privacy Compliance Manual to provide assistance for non-government schools in complying with the privacy legislation.

This Privacy Compliance Manual (updated to May 2016) supersedes the Privacy Compliance Manual published in 2001 and updated in 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2014.

It contains changes which address privacy issues for Independent schools and the concerns raised by schools pending the introduction of NAPLAN Online. Issues covered relate to the storing and movement of electronic student background and test data from schools to outside agencies, such as ACARA.

Particular changes that schools need to be aware of are:

  • changes to the template privacy collection notices (see Chapter 8)
  • changes to the template privacy policies (see Annexure 2)
  • changes to the cloud computing section (see Chapter 22), and
  • the addition of a new chapter on responding to privacy breaches (see Chapter 22 and Annexure 6) and a template privacy breach response protocol (see Annexure 7).
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