How do I maintain my employees' privacy?

Know what you need to do as an organisation to ensure the privacy of your employees.

Gender Equality Action Plans (GEAPs) and progress reports from defined entities will be published by the Public Sector Gender Equality Commissioner on this site.

  • Under the Gender Equality Act 2020, defined entities have important privacy obligations:

    • to remove any personal information from their GEAPs or progress reports
    • when submitting any material that is likely to be published, to advise the Commissioner whether the material contains any personal information

    Personal information is defined in the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014. It means information about an individual whose identity is apparent, or can reasonably be ascertained, from the information.

  • Organisations should seek the advice of their responsible Privacy Officer if you have any specific concerns regarding the sharing of information.

    Organisations can also seek the views and advice of the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC). OVIC can be contacted for general advice on privacy queries at:

    OVIC has also developed a useful guide on De-identification and privacy: Considerations for the public sector.

Reviewed 18 December 2020

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