Privacy is an important issue for any organisation that collects, uses, or discloses personal information. “Personal information” means information relating to an identifiable individual. It could be someone’s name, a photograph of a person, contact details, or a record of someone’s actions. For churches, this could include a church directory, pastoral information, or employment information. All agencies (in our case churches) are required to have a privacy officer under the Privacy Act 2020, which came into effect on 1 December 2020. The purpose of this position is to prevent or respond to any privacy issues. A position description for a privacy officer is available here.