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  • Information Access Commissioners and Ombudsmen release survey results on community attitudes

    Information Access Commissioners and Ombudsman today released the findings of their first cross jurisdictional study of community attitudes to access to government information. Commissioners from NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, the Commonwealth of Australia and the Ombudsman from ACT sponsored…

  • Right to Know essential to democracy in a digital world

    JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT Information Access Commissioners and Ombudsmen from across Australia and New Zealand are urging government agencies to do more to make information available for the benefit of citizens. They’re making the call in the build up to International…

  • FOI culture in Victoria needs better public sector leadership: study

    JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT- MONASH UNIVERSITY AND OFFICE OF THE VICTORIAN INFORMATION COMMISSIONER (OVIC) Freedom of Information (FOI) practitioners ranked government executives as more important than political leadership in building a positive and well-functioning FOI culture. FOI officers’ efforts to provide…

  • Research shows Victorians value their Right to Know

    International Right to Know Day is celebrated each year on 28 September to raise awareness of the community’s right to access government held information. In the lead up to Right to Know Day 2019, new research commissioned by the Office…

  • OVIC brings together experts to light the way for responsible use of AI

    The Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) has published an e-book on Artificial Intelligence (AI) titled Closer to the Machine: Technical, social and legal aspects of AI. OVIC collaborated with eight experts to produce the e-book including Professor Toby…

  • Information Commissioner investigates breach of myki users’ privacy

    Compliance notice issued against Public Transport Victoria Victoria’s Information Commissioner has published a report on an investigation into the release of myki data by Public Transport Victoria (PTV), which is now part of the Department of Transport. The report includes…

  • Public Access Deputy Commissioner appointment

    Sven Bluemmel, the Victorian Information Commissioner, is pleased to announce the appointment of Joanne Kummrow as Public Access Deputy Commissioner by Her Excellency the Governor of Victoria. Ms Kummrow is appointed for a five year term commencing on 14 May…

  • Privacy Awareness Week 2019: Protecting privacy is everyone’s responsibility

    Victoria will be observing national Privacy Awareness Week from 13 – 17 May 2019. Each year, privacy regulators join across the Asia Pacific region to mark the occasion.  This year’s theme is: Protecting privacy is everyone’s responsibility. Privacy Awareness Week…

  • International Right to Know Day 2018

    Joint media statement Australia and New Zealand’s Information Access Commissioners join together in support of International Right to Know Day Information Access Commissioners from across Australia and New Zealand have released a joint statement ahead of International Right to Know…

  • Deputy Commissioner Appointments to Support Victoria’s New Information Laws

    Victoria’s inaugural Information Commissioner today announced key appointments to the recently formed Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC). Ms Sally Winton has been appointed as the Public Access Deputy Commissioner and Ms Rachel Dixon as the Privacy and Data…

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