Record keeping in schools: If it’s personal how long should you keep it?

How long should a school store the personal information of its former students? David Griffiths (Managing Director – CompliSpace) Although this is a simple question, a simple answer is not generated. In an era where data is vast, yet can be stored indefinitely, the reach of future inquirers must be considered in formulating a policy […]

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Privacy Commissioner Awards Damages

A recent decision by the Privacy Commissioner to award compensation of $8,500 to a Virgin Australia airline passenger, for damage suffered through the collection and disclosure of his personal medical information by a Virgin sub-contractor, is a timely reminder that privacy law compliance is a hot compliance issue  for Australian non-government schools following the introduction […]

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