Privacy

The main privacy laws that apply to the University are the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1989 (NSW) and the Health Records and Information Protection Act 2002 (NSW).

These Acts have introduced principles to ensure personal and health information held by public sector agencies, including the University, is not modified, used or accessed by unauthorised people. The principles regulate the handling of personal and health information, and cover its collection, storage, use, disclosure and disposal. The University's Privacy Management Plan identifies how the University will comply with the principles.

The Acts also allow a person who feels their privacy has been breached by the University, to make a privacy complaint to the University.

The University's Privacy Officer:

  • acts as a first point of contact with Privacy NSW for matters related to privacy and personal information;
  • acts as a reference point at the University for privacy matters (such as preparing the University‚Äôs Privacy Management Plan); and
  • acts as a point of contact for privacy complaints.

More information

Mr Paul Serov
Privacy Officer
Phone: +61 2 9385 8369
Email: privacy@unsw.edu.au