Privacy awareness in children’s services

By Catharine Hydon



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Catharine Hydon
Catharine Hydon is the Director and Principal Consultant at Hydon Consulting. She has a master’s degree in early childhood education and extensive experience in the sector.


What does privacy look like in children’s services – and how can educators ensure they’re not in breach of the Privacy Act (1988)?

This webcast examines through case studies, aspects of the Privacy Act, including the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme, as well as ways services can maintain privacy and what is defined as sensitive information.


This webcast will:

  • Increase your understanding about maintaining privacy in children’s services.
  • Increase your knowledge of the important changes to the Privacy Act (1988), in particular the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme implemented from 22 February 2018.
  • Develop an understanding of the strategies that support maintaining the privacy of children, families and staff.

This webcast does not provide professional advice nor should replace advice sought from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.


Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes