Information Privacy Principles

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The Information Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988 (which in fact was updated in 2014) deals with the manner and purpose of the collection of information. These principles govern the storage, access, alterations, accuracy use of and limitations to information gathered.
The National Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988 (also updated in 2014) deals with the collection and use of information. These principles cover storage, quality and security, access and correction, anonymity and sensitive information.
These two pieces of legislation do have an impact on the scheduling of appointments and an example of both is as follows:
When scheduling appointments, the IPP states clearly that employees should only have personal information that is required to fulfil their role or function. Also, the IPP goes further
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Today, most businesses large or small have computers. To ensure that only the required employees have access to the information contained, passwords and security codes are issued to the relevant employees. In this way only the relevant employees could access electronic appointment schedules when needed.
For paper based manual appointment diaries, simpler methods for security are utilised. As peoples personal details are recorded, these dairies are never to be left anywhere where they can be accessed by the public or, other employees who do not need access. Most manual diaries are kept at the front desk or with the receptionist of a business and are locked away at the close of business.
Storage of finalised appointment schedules is also of highest priority, whether electronic, or manual. As each version must be kept for a period of time, updating computer software against viruses is crucial to protect electronic information. Manual diaries would be stored in secure archives, marked for destruction after the allotted
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