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Gift, benefits and hospitality register

This page details all accepted and declined offers of gifts, benefits and hospitality and/or complementary tickets to attend events valued at or over $50, offered to the Information Commissioner, Privacy and Data Protection Deputy Commissioner, Public Access Deputy Commissioner, and any staff member of the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner since 1 May 2018.


Gift, Benefit, Hospitality Date Offer Made Receiving Officer/s Description Value From Decision
Gift 3 May 2018 Information Commissioner Chocolates, Framed Image $50.00 PROV Accepted
Gift 5 June 2018 Senior Case Manager Gift Card Unknown Applicant Declined
Gift 22 June 2018 Information Commissioner Book voucher $50.00 Law Institute of Victoria Declined
Hospitality 26 June 2018 Information Commissioner Dinner $100.00 Centre for Information Policy Leadership Accepted
Gift 17 July 2018 Information Commissioner Babycake Gift Box of 30 $69.00 UNSW Sydney Accepted
Gift 15 August 2018 Information Commissioner Publications $70.00 Risk 2 Solution Accepted
Gift 28 May 2019 Privacy & Data Protection Deputy Commissioner Godiva Chocolates $20.00 Singapore Conference – Secure Access to your Data Accepted
Gift 8 November 2019 Information Commissioner Two passes to a Digital Identity and Access Morning Briefing $990.00 Forefront Events Accepted
Hospitality 4 December 2019 Information Commissioner Dinner $105.00 Monash University Accepted
Gift 21 August 2020 General Counsel,  Assistant Commissioner for Data Protection, Assistant Commissioner – Public Access Reviews and the Senior Business Engagement Officer Two complementary tickets offered to each of four OVIC presenters as outlined in previous column $3240.00 Legalwise Seminars Declined
Gift 27 November 2020 General Counsel,  Assistant Commissioner Information Security,   Assistant Commissioner Public Access Reviews and Regulation, and Senior Business Engagement Officer Wine voucher valued at $40.00 offered to each of four presenters $160.00 Legalwise Seminars Declined
Gift November 2020 Senior Policy Officer, Case manager and Case Management Officer Three complimentary tickets valued at $590 each for OVIC staff to attend,  learn about developments at a privacy and FOI at a Leo Cussens FOI and Privacy conference at which OVIC presented and share their learnings with colleagues $1770 Leo Cussen Accepted


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