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Employee Privacy Policy

This Employee Privacy Policy outlines how employee information will be handled by employers. This policy ensures employers comply with their obligations under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).


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Document Overview

An Employee Privacy Policy is a document that outlines how a company collects, uses, and protects the personal information of its employees. This policy informs employees of their rights and to ensures that the employer handles their personal information in compliance with their obligations under the Privacy Act 1988. 

An Employee Privacy Policy is a valuable tool for promoting transparency and trust between employers and employees. By outlining how personal information is collected, used, and protected, the policy can help to protect employees' privacy rights and prevent misunderstandings or disputes related to the handling of personal information.

What does this Employee Privacy Policy cover?

  • What is included in personal information.

  • Access and collection of personal information.

  • Management of records.

  • Employee obligations.

  • Breaches of the policy.

What are the benefits of having an Employee Privacy 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.

Given these frequent employee privacy concerns, it is valuable for employers to use this Employee Privacy Policy:

  • 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.

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