Australian state weighs safety, students' privacy

07/8/2014 | Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The

New South Wales, Australia, has adopted a privacy manual for independent schools that treats school counsellors' files the same as other records -- giving principals access to students' once-protected records. However, the Australian Psychological Society is questioning the policy, saying that students may be less likely to seek counsellors' help if they feel that principals will access their records.

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