Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure in Schools

Due to the nature of employment, many school employees will gain knowledge of the school’s business, its strategies, procedures, policies and trade secrets.

In light of employees having access to this confidential information, the school will take all reasonable and lawful steps that it considers appropriate to protect its proprietary interests and intellectual property, as well as the privacy rights of all of its stakeholders. The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA or POPI) also requires that schools take specific steps to process and protect personal information.

The intention of any such steps taken by the school is not to unreasonably restrict the rights of employees or any other persons having dealings with the school, but to prevent the unauthorised access, communication, disclosure or use of the school’s intellectual property and confidential information, as well as that of its stakeholders.

ISASA member schools are not required to make use of this policy; it is provided by way of example. As a Pro Forma (standardised draft) document, this policy should also be appropriately and properly customised by the user to suit their requirements.

Protection of Information
Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure
POPIA Processing Information

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