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Your Privacy Rights
In Victoria, you have the right to know when and why your personal information is being collectedLearn more about your privacy rights
Agency FOI Information Service
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Access Your Health Records
Under Victoria’s Freedom of Information Act, you have the right to request access to your health recordsLearn how to make an FOI request
The Incident Notification Scheme
Organisations are now required to notify OVIC of information security incidents over a certain thresholdNotify us
Publication of FOI Review Decisions
OVIC now publishes de-identified review decisions made by the Information Commissioner to promote understanding of the FOI ActMore information
OVIC provides free training on the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 to Victorian public sector staffRegister here
Training and EventsSee all Training and Events
Executive Briefing Session March 2023
OVIC is hosting an in person Executive Briefing Session on Thursday 23 March 2023 from 10am – 11am. This in person event is for Executive and senior management staff in the Victorian public sector. Speakers will explore key issues surrounding proactive and...
Information Access Series: Access charges associated with processing an FOI request
Agencies may impose access charges associated with processing an FOI request and providing access to documents, in accordance with section 22 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) and the Freedom of Information (Access Charges) Regulations 2014 (Regulations). There...
Victorian Information Security Network forum – Incidents Insights
OVIC invites you to a Victorian Information Security Network (VISN) event exploring insights drawn from the July – December 2022 Information Security Incident Report. This session coincides with the March 2023 publication of the Incident Insights Report, and you will...
Executive Briefing Session for Regional Employees
OVIC is hosting a virtual Executive Briefing Session on Thursday 30 March 2023 from 3pm – 4pm. This virtual event is for Executive and senior management staff in the Victorian public sector who are unable to attend the same in person event...
Victorian Privacy Network Meeting
OVIC is hosting a virtual Victorian Privacy Network meeting on Wednesday 5 April 2023 from 10am – 1pm. The Victorian Privacy Network provides an opportunity for privacy and information management professionals to hear from speakers as they discuss a range of...