Policy and legislation

The University of Sydney is subject to several pieces of State legislation. All policies which control recordkeeping in the university are based on State laws, primarily the NSW State Records Act 1989.

University Recordkeeping Policy
The University recordkeeping policy is in accordance with the NSW State Records Act. It sets down what constitutes a record at the University. Furthermore, it also establishes who is subject to the control of the University.

NSW State Records Act
The Act determines how records are to be kept by the University. All aspects of recordkeeping undertaken in the University are ultimately controlled by this legislation. The NSW Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 and NSW Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 also determine certain aspects of recordkeeping in the University. See the Privacy page for more information.