In pursuit of the core functions of research, teaching and learning, and community engagement, the University accumulates personal information concerning employees, students and other individuals. The University is required to hold certain records for internal use, legitimate business purposes, and to meet our statutory obligations. The University values and respects an individual’s right to privacy and will meet its responsibilities under the Information Privacy Act 2009 (QLD).
What is personal information?
The Information Privacy Act 2009 defines personal information is ‘any information or an opinion, including information or an opinion forming part of a database, whether true of not, and whether recorded in a material form or not, about an individual whose identity is apparent, or can reasonably be ascertained, from the information or opinion’.
What is privacy?
Privacy is about protecting information that says who we are, what we do, what we think, what we believe.
The University considers it is important to respect privacy. Whenever the University collects, uses or discloses personal information, it must do so in accordance with policy and with privacy laws.