What is included in personal information.
Access and collection of personal information.
Management of records.
Breaches of the policy.
Employees are likely concerned about privacy-related issues including:
Whether they are being monitored by their employer via email, phone calls, the internet and other electronic means without their knowledge or consent.
Being concerned about the handling of their personal information by their employer, such as their financial information.
The security of their personal information in the event of a data breach.
Whether their employer is monitoring their social media activity.
To ensure that employees are aware of how the employer may use, access and collect their personal information.
To comply ensure that employers protect their employees' personal information in compliance with the Privacy Act 1988.
To provide clarity and transparency between employers and employees by stating how personal information is collected, used, and handled.
To serve as a commitment to protecting employees' personal information, thus building trust between employers and employees.
To help employers take steps to safeguard employees' personal information against unauthorised access, use, or disclosure, thus helping improve data security.