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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 discloses 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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Administering the FOI Act Webinar – June

  Split across four 90-minute modules, the Administering of the Freedom Of Information Act webinar has been developed to provide VPS employees with a general understanding of the FOI Act and guide them through how to process a request. These...

IAS: High Conflict Institute Workshop

OVIC will be holding an Information Access Series (IAS) webinar on Tuesday 29 June from 12pm – 1pm. The session will be delivered via webinar by Megan Hunter from the High Conflict Institute and is designed to help FOI practitioners...

Introduction to Information Privacy and the Privacy and Data Protection Act webinar – July

  Split across three 90-minute modules, Introduction to Information Privacy and the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 looks at interpreting information privacy and the Act, whilst also providing public sector employees with a detailed understanding of each stage of...

Regional Roadshow – North Eastern Region

Building public trust through transparency This year OVIC has conducted a series of virtual roadshows across regional Victoria to raise public awareness of their right to access government-held information and engage with local Victorian government agencies, including local government and...

Administering the FOI Act Webinar – July

  Split across four 90-minute modules, the Administering of the Freedom Of Information Act webinar has been developed to provide VPS employees with a general understanding of the FOI Act and guide them through how to process a request. These...

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