Privacy Officer

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.