(1) This Policy was approved by the Vice-Chancellor on 20 April 2005 and incorporates all amendments to 9 April 2015.
(2) This Policy is pursuant to the Code of Conduct. The Information and Communications Technology Use Procedure documents how to comply with the policy. It includes the following schedule:
and is governed by the following law and regulations:
(3) This Policy documents the requirements and conditions of use of the University's ICT facilities by staff and students.
(4) This Policy applies throughout the University.
(5)Persons using the information and communication facilities, services and materials provided by the University must ensure their use complies with the common law and with all relevant Commonwealth and Victorian legislation as well as with Deakin University statutes and regulations.
(6) ICT users must adhere to the Conditions of Information Technology Use set out in Schedule A: Conditions of Information Technology Use.
(7) The Chief Digital Officer will ensure that the need to protect and keep confidential the personal information of ICT users is balanced with the need to protect the integrity of the University and its facilities, the need to ensure legal compliance and with the efficient conduct of the business of the University.
(8) In the course of providing a secure and reliable information technology service and ensuring compliance with the common law, legislation and University policy, staff members authorised by the Chief Digital Officer or nominee may monitor and audit the use of ICT facilities, services and materials, and may view data stored on these facilities and services, as well as material received or transmitted via these facilities (including email), in accordance with the provisions specified in the Information and Communications Technology Use Procedure.
(9) The Chief Digital Officer will designate a representative to receive and act on notifications of alleged breaches of use of ICT facilities, services and materials.
(10) Refer to the Information and Communications Technology Use Procedure.
(11) For the purpose of this Policy: