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Privacy statement

Privacy statement

Edith Cowan University recognises and respects the privacy of students, staff and other members of the community. ECU is committed to the responsible management of the personal information collected, in a manner that protects the privacy of individuals whilst meeting the University's Privacy Policy and legislative obligations.

In delivering teaching, learning, research and recruitment, the University collects, uses and discloses personal information relating to students, staff, and others. ECU will treat personal and sensitive information collected during these functions with the highest standards of confidentiality and privacy.

Privacy policy

ECU's Privacy Policy and related procedures cover the following:

  • Collection of personal and sensitive information
  • Use and disclosure of personal and sensitive information
  • Overseas disclosure
  • Data breach management and cyber security incident response
  • Direct marketing
  • Access and correction of personal information
  • Access to personal information for research purposes
  • Contact details for ECU’s privacy officers

Privacy Values

As part of ECU's commitment to the responsible management of privacy practices. The University has aligned its privacy commitments with ECU's Values:


We handle all information in a professional manner that aligns with our business purpose, activity and/or function.


We treat everyone's privacy with respect. Our information handling and sharing processes are illustrated in our privacy policy.

Rational Inquiry

We implement information handling processes which are driven by rational and ethical decision-making.

Personal Excellence

We have implemented privacy procedures and policies to demonstrate the highest personal and professional standards.


We diligently process access and correction requests by promptly supplying information in accordance with legal obligations.

Further information and how to contact us

For further information or if you have any concerns regarding the handling of your personal information or seek access to that information, you may contact the Privacy Officer, Privacy@ECU.

  • If you believe there has been a data breach involving personal information, please lodge this using Data breach notification form.
  • If you have reason to believe there has been a cybersecurity incident, please report it via the ECU IT Service Desk.
  • If you are seeking information on how make a Freedom of Information Act 1992 (WA) application, please refer to the Freedom of Information page.
  • If you believe there is a breach of the ECU Privacy Policy by the University, its member of staff or another person.
  • If you are a student and wish to request access to, or to correct personal information held by ECU about you AND you were unable to do this as via Student Hub or other administration services.
  • If you are a staff member and wish to request access to, or correct, personal information held by ECU about you AND were unable to via Staff Kiosk.
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