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.
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.
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.
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.
Personal Information Data Breaches
A Guideline has been developed that advises South Australian Government agencies to be prepared for, and respond to, occasions when there may have been a breach of personal information. It outlines the processes of identifying the breach and what notifications need to be issued.
In early 2018, Notifiable Data Breaches legislation enacted by the Commonwealth Government came into effect. It requires State Government agencies to take certain steps if a data breach occurs that includes Tax File Number information. The Guideline also assists agencies to be prepared for these events so that legislative requirements and best practice are observed.
The Personal Information Data Breaches Guideline can be accessed at https://digital.sa.gov.au/resources/personal-information-data-breaches.
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.
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 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.
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.