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Governance

Privacy, confidentiality and FOI

The Northern Territory Information Act regulates how the University collects, manages, uses and discloses personal information. It also gives anyone the right to apply for access to information held by the University, and to apply to correct personal information that the University may hold about them if it is incorrect, incomplete or out of date.

Refer to the Charles Darwin University Privacy and Confidentiality Policy for the broader collection, use and disclosure of personal information by the University.

The University publishes up to date information on its operations. Before you make an FOI request, you should research the type of information we hold or contact our Information Officer to discuss what information you think the University holds to see what they have available and discuss options for access.

Contact the Privacy/Information Officer at privacy@cdu.edu.au to find out more.

Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information (FOI) requests or applications for access to information or correct information must be made using the correct form. There is no application fee if your application is limited to your own personal information. Otherwise, there is a $30 application fee, payable via the University’s Payonline site:  https://webpay.cdu.edu.au/foi

The University publishes a lot of information about what we do. Before you make an FOI request, you should research the type of information we hold or contact our Information Officer to discuss what information you think the University holds to see what they have available and discuss options for access.

If your application is limited to documents that contain your personal information only, you may still be required to pay a processing fee as set out in the Information Regulations. If you are required to pay a processing fee, the University will give you an estimate of the fees and seek your agreement before proceeding further with the application. You may also be required to pay a deposit. Processing fees may be waivered in limited circumstances.

Contact the Privacy/Information Officer at privacy@cdu.edu.au to find out more.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 (‘’General Data Protection Regulation’’ or ‘’GDPR’’) is the privacy law of the European Union (EU) that dictates how organisations process the personal data of all natural persons within the EU or European Economic Area (EEA) member states.  GDPR has an extraterritorial effect, which means it protects the personal data of EU citizens and residents and applies to all organisations that process such data whether they are EU-based organisations or not.

The CDU GDPR Notice provides a clear explanation of when, why and how we collect and use personal data of EU residents. This privacy notice is not intended to override the terms of any terms of business agreement or other contract / memorandum of understanding that you have with us, or any rights you might have available under GDPR.