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Confidentiality and privacy - AUSIT and NAATI

In translation business we have the ethical obligation to respect our clients’ rights to privacy and confidentiality pursuant to the AUSIT (Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators Inc) Code of Ethics.

Therefore, we strictly adhere to the following code of confidentiality in conducting our business:

  • Information shared in translating assignments is strictly confidential.
  • Disclosure of information may be permissible with the clients’ agreement or when disclosure is mandated by law.
  • Where team work is required, and with the clients’ permission, it may be necessary to brief other interpreters or translators who are members of the team involved in the assignment. In such circumstances, the ethical obligation for confidentiality extends to all members of the team and/or agency.
  • Information gained by interpreters and translators from consultations between clients and their legal representatives is protected under the common law rule of legal professional privilege.
  • Interpreters and translators shall not sub-contract work to colleagues without permission from their client.
  • Translated documents at all times remain the property of the client and shall not be shown or released to a third party without the express permission of the client or by order of a court of law.

The AUSIT Code of Ethics includes the following general principles: Professional Conduct, Confidentiality, Competence, Impartiality, Accuracy, Employment, Professional Development and Professional Solidarity, which you may download here for your information.

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