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Investigation report: twelve months on

The Information Commissioner has published a report about ongoing delays in government responses to FOI requests

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Agency FOI Information Service

Email your questions on FOI and experienced staff will provide tailored guidance

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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 records

Learn how to make an FOI request

Your Privacy Rights

In Victoria, you have the right to know when and why your personal information is being collected

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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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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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Training and Events

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Introduction to Information Privacy and the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (PDP Act) webinar – February

Introduction to Information Privacy and the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (PDP Act) looks at interpreting information privacy and the Act, whilst also providing public sector employees with a detailed understanding of each stage of the information lifecycle. Key...

Administering the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic) (FOI Act) – February

The Administering of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic) (FOI 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 sessions include live...

Information Access Series: Proactive and Informal Release

OVIC will be holding an Information Access Series (IAS) panel discussion on Wednesday 15 February. Access to information legislation across Australia gives individuals the right to request access to information held by government agencies through formal application processes and proactive and informal release mechanisms....

FOI and Privacy Regional Roadshow February 2023

On Thursday 23 February OVIC will host a virtual FOI and Privacy roadshow for public sector agencies located in regional and rural Victoria. This session will raise awareness of the right to access government-held information, highlight the importance of protecting...

Introduction to Information Privacy and the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (PDP Act) webinar – March

Introduction to Information Privacy and the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (PDP Act) looks at interpreting information privacy and the Act, whilst also providing public sector employees with a detailed understanding of each stage of the information lifecycle. Key...

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