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Confidentiality Policy

Confidentiality Policy

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Last updated December 2018
Last updated August 29, 2019
Suitable for all Australian states and territories
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Important HR document used to outline the procedures and employee needs to follow when dealing with confidential information.

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Document Overview

This Confidentiality Policy is a document that forms part of a business’s HR and employment policies. It sets out the responsibilities and obligations that an employee must follow when dealing with a business's confidential information.

Use this Confidentiality Policy if: 

  • employees have access to sensitive business information that you need to protect
  • your business would like to clearly inform employees about their responsibilities and duties when dealing with confidential information

Why do I need a Confidentiality Policy?

An employee will have access to much of your business’s confidential information, to stop your employee abusing this privilege you need to clearly set out the employee's responsibility when dealing with confidential information and intellectual property.

What does this Confidentiality Policy cover?

  • confidential information
  • intellectual property

For more information, see our legal article 'What Workplace Policies Does My Business Need?'.

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