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Privacy is about protecting information that says who we are, what we do, what we think, what we believe.

In pursuit of the core functions of research, teaching and learning, and community engagement, the University accumulates personal information concerning employees, students and other individuals. The University values and respects an individual’s right to privacy and will meet its responsibilities under the Information Privacy Act 2009 (QLD) according to our Privacy Policy.

What is personal information?

The Information Privacy Act 2009 defines personal information is ‘any information or an opinion, including information or an opinion forming part of a database, whether true of not, and whether recorded in a material form or not, about an individual whose identity is apparent, or can reasonably be ascertained, from the information or opinion’.

Making a complaint about breach of privacy

If you believe that the University or one of its employees has breached your privacy when handling your personal information, you are entitled to make a privacy complaint. 

Before lodging a privacy complaint, you are encouraged to contact the Privacy Officer or the Right to Information Coordinators to discuss your concerns.

The University’s Privacy Officer and decision-maker for access and amendment applications to the University is:

Information Lawyer, Legal Services

University of Southern Queensland, Springfield Qld 4300, Australia

+61 7 3470 4171