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International Access to Information Day

25 – 29 September

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Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the FOI A…

Later this year in September, OVIC will host an event to mark this significant milestone

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

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...

40th Anniversary Celebration of the Victorian FOI Act Virtual Panel: Public Access to Information and Participative Democracy

Join OVIC on 24 October for a virtual panel discussion to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act 1982. The panel will provide civil society, public sector, academic, and international perspectives on access to information legislation over...

Victorian Privacy Network Meeting

OVIC is hosting a virtual Victorian Privacy Network meeting on Wednesday 25 October 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...

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

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...

Information Access Series: November 2023

OVIC will be holding an Information Access Series (IAS) panel discussion on Wednesday 22 November. Further details with topic and speaker details TBC. Key details Date: Wednesday 22 November 2023 Time: 12.00pm – 1.00pm Where: Via MS Teams. You will...

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