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When we think of data breaches, we usually think of delinquent hackers exploiting technical or human flaws in IT systems to hunt down the personal information of others. But in many cases the risk that private information will fall into the hands of the wrong person is much closer to home – and more everyday than we would like to think. (more…)

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Are you aware of a notifiable event which has occurred in your area, but you haven’t got around to reporting it? The opportunity still exists to provide your notifiable event report to the Legal & Risk Branch – but it needs to be done before Monday 14 December 2020.

A notifiable event may be a consequence, fact, event, situation, omission, occurrence, activity or failure to do something that could result in a claim against the University. Examples include: damage to property or equipment, accidents or injuries occurring during University activities (including clinical trials), complaints, or a threat of legal action.

Reporting notifiable events ensures the University can use the insurance it purchases for its people, assets and activities. Anyone can report a notifiable event: staff, students, titleholders, volunteers, visitors, contractors and staff of controlled entities.

Please review matters within your schools, faculties, branches and business units and report any and all notifiable events or potential claims to the Legal & Risk Branch. If you previously notified an event, and have an update, let us know about that too.

Any new events that arise after 14 December 2020 need to be notified through helpdesklegal@adelaide.edu.au as soon as they occur, or as soon as they become known to you, and before 31 December 2020 to attract the benefit of the insurance cover.

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Adaptable technologies have given us the flexibility to easily move between working on campus and working from home. This pattern is likely to be the new model of work into the future. To maintain workflows while working remotely, the University provides secure access to online systems and work tools. Self-help guides can assist us to […]

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Academic integrity is a core part of university life and reflects fundamental values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage. All members of the university community must uphold these values in teaching, learning and research. This includes refraining from using academic cheating services which have the effect of undermining honesty and fairness in academic outcomes. […]

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If you are reading this, you probably have an obligation under the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 to report certain types of activities or conduct to the Office for Public Integrity. This is because the University is a Public Authority and that means anyone that contributes to its operations is a Public Officer*.

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Corporate credit cards are a convenient and efficient way for University personnel to manage work‑related expenses, including for travel, entertainment or those other small value purchases that are needed to get the job done. An efficient process intended for essential purchases While it’s an easy and operationally effective way to manage business expenses, it’s not […]

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During recent months, usual work patterns have been disrupted as we’ve adapted our work habits and come to terms with the reality of social distancing. It has also been a period when significant changes have been made to the way the University delivers its teaching and research output. In finding ways to stay apart while […]

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Zoom provides an easy and appealing platform to connect with others across different locations. Using Zoom, we can still gather virtually to hold live team meetings, facilitate group decision-making, stage webinars or simply catch-up for an informal chat. During an extended period of working from home, we’ve all come to grips with using this video […]

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New FAQs explain If you are a staff member, a titleholder, a volunteer or a contractor to the University, you have legal obligations under the SA Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act. Importantly, this means that you must report any behaviour or conduct you reasonably suspect involves corruption or serious or systemic misconduct or maladministration in […]

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