Robert Gregory of Maddocks writes about an AU case:
A complainant has been awarded $7500 by the Federal Privacy Commissioner as a result of highly private personal information about him being included in an Information Pack for School Council members.
The case sends a clear message to schools that they should carefully consider whether to include delicate personal information in School Council Information Packs and to make sure any such information is kept securely and treated in strict confidence.
The case also serves as a warning to all public and private sector entities that are subject to privacy legislation, they should carefully consider whether it is really necessary to include personal information in papers prepared for boards or other governing bodies.
Read about the case involving St Paul’s School in Brisbane on Maddocks.