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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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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

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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 webinar – August

  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...

VISN Q&A Roundtable sessions for 2021 Attestation submissions – 3 August

VPS organisations are required to submit an Attestation by 31 August 2021, in which they attest to the continuation of information security activities outlined in their previous Protective Data Security Plan (PDSP). OVIC is hosting Q&A Roundtable sessions that are...

VISN Q&A Roundtable sessions for 2021 Attestation submissions – 9 August

VPS organisations are required to submit an Attestation by 31 August 2021, in which they attest to the continuation of information security activities outlined in their previous Protective Data Security Plan (PDSP). OVIC is hosting Q&A Roundtable sessions that are...

Administering the FOI Act Webinar – August

  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...

VISN Q&A Roundtable sessions for 2021 Attestation submissions – 16 August

VPS organisations are required to submit an Attestation by 31 August 2021, in which they attest to the continuation of information security activities outlined in their previous Protective Data Security Plan (PDSP). OVIC is hosting Q&A Roundtable sessions that are...

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