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Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014

The Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) (PDP Act) provides for the regulation of information privacy, protective data security, and law enforcement data security. You can view the current PDP Act on the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents website by searching ‘Privacy and Data Protection’.

The key functions of the Information Commissioner and Privacy and Data Protection Commissioner in relation to information privacy are:

  • to promote awareness and understanding of the Information Privacy Principles (IPPs);
  • to receive complaints about possible breaches of the IPPs by the Victorian public sector;
  • to conduct audits to assess compliance with the IPPs; and
  • to undertake research, issue reports, guidelines and other materials with regard to information privacy.

The key functions of the Information Commissioner and Privacy and Data Protection Commissioner in relation to protective data security and law enforcement data security are:

  • to develop the Victorian Protective Data Security Framework;
  • to issue protective data security standards and promote their uptake by the Victorian public sector;
  • to conduct monitoring and assurance activities to assess compliance with those standards; and
  • to undertake research, issue reports, guidelines and other materials with regard to protective data security.
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