What is personal information?
Personal information is recorded information or opinion, whether true or not, about an identifiable individual.
Personal information typically includes, but is not limited to the following:
- address (postal and email)
- telephone (home, work and mobile)
- date of birth
What are Council’s obligations?
Under the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014, we have obligations in relation to how we collect, store, use and access personal information you provide to us.
This document must be made available to anyone who asks for it.
What does the Act cover?
The Act covers Councillors as well as City of Ballarat staff. Non-government organisations that work for us under contract may also be obliged to comply, depending on the contract.
Access to and correction of personal information
Requests for access to documents containing personal information held by Council are handled under the Freedom of Information Act 1982. For further information, please refer to our Freedom of Information page.
If your personal and/or health information, which we collect, use or disclose is inaccurate, incomplete or not up to date please let us know and we will take reasonable steps to ensure that it is correct.