Privacy policy and collection notice 

It is essential that schools update their privacy policy and collection notices in readiness for ICON and the G Suite for Education tools to reflect the use of these technologies. The sample Privacy Policy and Collection Notice for schools available on the Catholic Education Victoria Network (CEVN) site include wording for the use of ICON and G Suite for Education. 

Schools can access the sample privacy documents on CEVN under Finance, Legal, Operations / Privacy.

Updates to the privacy policy and collection notice

Information provided to Catholic Education Melbourne at the Minter Ellison privacy seminar in October 2015 indicated
that schools are not required to have Standard Collection Notices signed by parents. Instead, it is important that schools take all reasonable steps to ensure their parent community is informed about the update to the Standard Collection Notice and Privacy Policy. 

Reasonable steps means telling the school community more than once and in ways that all parents would be expected to have been notified. This is likely to include:
  • updating the collection notice 
  • updating the Privacy Policy 
  • publishing the updated policy in the newsletter 
  • publishing a notice in the newsletter at a later date with links to the updated the privacy policy on the school website and making a copy available in the school office
  • publishing the updated policy on the school website for a reasonable time, e.g. 3 months and
  • providing a copy to families with enrolment material. 
For further information see the Minter Ellison privacy seminar video and PowerPoint presentations, available on CEVN under Finance, Legal, Operations / Privacy.

Sample text for notifying updates to the privacy policy and collection notice

The Privacy - Information for Parents sample text is available on CEVN under Finance, Legal, Operations / Privacy for schools to use in their school newsletter when notifying their parent community about the changes.  

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