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Welcome to the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner
We are the primary regulator and source of independent advice to the community and Victorian government about how the public sector collects, uses and shares information.

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COVID-19 response from privacy regulators

Australian privacy regulators have convened a National COVID-19 Privacy Team to respond to proposals with national implications

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The Incident Notification Scheme

Organisations are now required to notify OVIC of information security incidents over a certain threshold

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Victorian Protective Data Security Standards…

The Victorian Protective Data Security Standards V2.0 have been issued and new guidance material published

View the updated Standards here
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Publication of FOI Review Decisions

OVIC now publishes de-identified review decisions made by the Information Commissioner to promote understanding of the FOI Act

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Privacy Training

OVIC provides free training on the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 to Victorian public sector staff

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Victorian Information Security Network

The Victorian Information Security Network allows stakeholders to discuss data protection issues and initiatives

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Training and Events

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Regional Roadshow – North Western

Building public trust through transparency OVIC is conducting a series of virtual roadshows across regional Victoria to raise the public’s awareness of their right to access government-held information and engage with local Victorian government agencies, including local government and public...

Victorian Public Health Sector FOI Forum 2021

Towards best practice in access to public health records and information OVIC invite you to attend our first Victorian Public Health Sector FOI Forum 2021. This virtual forum will address key and common operational, policy and legal issues in the...

Privacy Awareness Week Launch

Join OVIC as we launch Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) 2021. During this virtual session, Information Commissioner, Sven Bluemmel, will deliver a live address on making privacy a priority and why this is important. Following the Commissioner’s opening, we will hear...

Lightning talk: Blueprint and tools for making privacy a priority

  In our first virtual lightning talk for Privacy Awareness Week 2021, OVIC’s Privacy Guidance Team will put forward some tips on how to achieve good privacy governance and the tools that a privacy officer needs to do their job.  ...

Panel: Prioritising privacy in a digital world

  As part of Privacy Awareness Week, OVIC will be hosting a virtual panel discussion facilitated by the Information Commissioner, Sven Bluemmel. This session will explore the various risks to privacy in today’s increasingly digital world, and the measures that organisations...

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