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Are private schools and tertiary educational institutions covered by the Privacy Act?

Most private schools and private tertiary educational institutions are covered by the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) either because they:

  • are large organisations (with a turnover of more than $3 million)
  • are connected to a larger organisation that is covered by the Privacy Act
  • provide a health service and hold health information, including where providing a health service is not their primary activity