CatholicCare respects the privacy rights of all individuals associated with the provision of its services, and is bound directly through funding from State and Federal Government to the principles contained within the following privacy legislation:
- Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)
- Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (NSW) (HRIP Act)
- Privacy and Personal Information Act 1998 (NSW PPIP Act)
In association with these laws we are also bound by the National Privacy Principles (Cth) (NPP) of the Privacy Act 1988 as well as the Health Privacy Principles (HPP) of the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (NSW) (HRIP Act) and the Information Privacy Principles (IPP) under the Privacy and Personal Information Act 1998 (NSW) (PPIP Act). In accordance with this legislation the personal, sensitive and health information of those who use our services, staff/prospective staff, contractors, foster carers, home based early childhood educators, volunteers and students is considered by CatholicCare to be private, and will only be used for the purposes for which the information was collected.
CatholicCare also follows the guidelines for private sector organisations providing services on behalf of the Australian and NSW Government as issued by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and the NSW Privacy Commissioner.