Dec 052013
 December 5, 2013  Posted by  Non-U.S., Youth & Schools

Personal information about South Australia’s reception students has been sent around the country by the Education Department in breach of the state’s privacy principles, a watchdog says.

The department provided the Federal Government with children’s full name, address, school, indigenous status, languages spoken and whether they were repeating a school year, despite the Privacy Committee of SA advising that no identifying data should be collected.

“Despite the committee’s concerns, the personal information was disclosed. The committee considered this a breach of the IPPI (Information Privacy Principles Instruction),” the committee’s annual report states.


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