Privacy Guidelines and Information Sheets

Privacy information sheets and guidelines are developed and issued by the Privacy Committee of South Australia as practical guides to issues concerning information privacy in South Australian Government agencies. They aim to support agencies to meet their obligations under the South Australian Government's Information Privacy Principles Instruction.

 

Amendment to the Information Privacy Principles Instruction

The purpose of this information sheet is to provide a short summary of recent amendments to the Information Privacy Principles Instruction. Changes were made to the use and disclosure provisions of the IPPs to assist in interagency delivery of government services and to ease restrictions on disclosure where necessary to promote the protection of children.

Amendment to the Information Privacy Principles Instruction (PDF 130 KB)

 

Contracting and the Information Privacy Principles

This information sheet provides advice to agencies on their obligations under the Information Privacy Principles when engaging a contracted service provider to provide services on behalf of Government. The information sheet also introduces a set of model terms and conditions an agency can use when entering into a contract for service that will involve the handling of personal information.

Contracting and the Information Privacy Principles (PDF 115KB)

 

Information Privacy Principles and Child Protection Information Sheet

The purpose of this Information Sheet is to provide an outline as to how the Information Privacy Principles Instruction works with existing laws and policies to promote the protection of children and young people.

Information Privacy Principles and Child Protection Information Sheet (PDF 285 KB)

 

Model terms and conditions for IPPs

These model terms and conditions have been developed by the Crown Solicitor's Office to assist agencies to meet their obligations under the Information Privacy Principles Instruction, issued as Premier and Cabinet Circular 12, and the Contracting and Official Records Standard issued under the State Records Act, 1997.

Model Terms and Conditions for the IPPs and Records Management (PDF 35 KB)

 

Photographic images and privacy

In utilising photographic images or video footage agencies must ensure that they are not breaching their obligations under the Government's Information Privacy Principles Instruction. This information sheet provides guidance to agencies on managing the use of photographs while maintaining respect for individual privacy.

Photographic images and privacy (PDF 40.9KB) 

 

Privacy and Cloud Computing Guideline

This Guideline has been developed to assist agencies subject to the South Australian Government's Information Privacy Principles (IPPs) Instruction, issued as Premier and Cabinet Circular 12 - Cabinet Administrative Instruction No.1 of 1989, better understand how to comply with the IPPs when utilising cloud based technologies.

Privacy and Cloud Computing Guideline (PDF 244 KB)

 

Privacy and Open Data Guideline

This Guideline aims to assist agencies to understand and address the risks to privacy when considering the public release of government datasets through the Government's Declaration of Open Data policy. The Guideline has been developed to ensure compliance with the South Australian Government's Information Privacy Principles Instruction.

Privacy and Open Data Guideline (PDF 379 KB)

 

Privacy Guidelines for SA Government Websites and Online Applications

This guideline has been developed to assist South Australian public sector agencies to understand how the Government's Information Privacy Principles Instruction (IPPI) applies to agency websites. It aims to assist agencies to develop privacy statements that explain how they handle personal information collected via websites, mobile applications and social media services.

Privacy Guidelines for SA Government Websites and Online Applications (PDF 334 KB)

 

Short guide to the Information Privacy Principles

Most State Government agencies collect and use personal information provided by the public when accessing government services. All government employees have an obligation to manage this information appropriately. This information sheet provides a summary of the Government's Information Privacy Principles (IPPs) and outlines what South Australian Government employees need to know to ensure they meet their obligations under the IPPs.

Short Guide to the Information Privacy Principles (PDF 185 KB)

 

Census Privacy, Confidentiality and Security

The Australian Bureau of Statistics have prepared an information sheet outlining how they protect your privacy in the Census.

2016 Census - How ABS protects your privacy in Census

If you have any concerns or questions about the 2016 Census and your privacy, please contact the Australian Bureau of Statistics directly.

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