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  • Privacy and Data Protection Deputy Commissioner commences audit of information security value assessments in the Victorian public sector

    Victoria’s Privacy and Data Protection Deputy Commissioner has commenced an audit of the practices of four Victorian public sector (VPS) organisations against the Victorian Protective Data Security Standards (VPDSS). The VPDSS establish 12 high level mandatory requirements to protect public…

  • OVIC’s 2019-20 annual report published

    OVIC’s 2019-20 annual report was tabled in the Victorian Parliament on Thursday 29 October 2020. In 2020, the spread of COVID-19 fundamentally transformed the way individuals live and work all around the world. Many Victorian public sector (VPS) organisations faced significant and unprecedented…

  • OVIC has implemented its Business Continuity Plan in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

    OVIC has activated its Business Continuity Plan in response to coronavirus (COVID-19), and OVIC staff are working remotely to ensure the risk of exposure to staff is minimised, and to reduce the health risk to all Victorians. OVIC’s primary concern…

  • Information Commissioner issues updated Victorian Protective Data Security Standards

    Following the 2018 submissions of the first Protective Data Security Plans (PDSP) by Victorian public sector organisations, OVIC’s Information Security Unit (ISU) completed a comprehensive review of the Victorian Protective Data Security Framework and Standards. As part of this review, the…

  • OVIC 2018-19 annual report now published

    OVIC’s 2018-19 annual report was tabled in Victorian Parliament on Thursday 17 October. The annual report highlights key milestones for 2018-19 across freedom of information, privacy and data protection. By addressing new and complex challenges in 2018-19, OVIC had the…

  • Information Commissioner investigates breach of myki users’ privacy

    The Information Commissioner has published an investigation report into the release of myki data by Public Transport Victoria (PTV), which is now part of the Department of Transport. The report includes recommendations that call for stronger privacy protections for open…

  • Consultation opens for the revision of the Victorian Protective Data Security Standards (VPDSS)

    OVIC has officially commenced the consultation period on the draft Victorian Protective Data Security Standards (Standards). Version 1.0 of the Standards were first issued in 2016 under Parts 4 and 5 of the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014. The…

  • New Data Breach Guidance Released for PAW 2019

    A data breach can result in harm to impacted individuals including financial loss, identity theft, physical harm, emotional harm and reputational damage. In time for PAW 2019, we have developed updated guidance to assist agencies prepare for and respond to…

  • February 2019 Newsletter

    In the February newsletter: Association of Information Access Commissioners meeting, New Zealand The Information Privacy Principle Guidelines – provide your feedback Handy FOI hints Six recent VCAT decisions on FOI Add Privacy Awareness Week 2019 to your calendar Register for…

  • August Newsletter

    In the August newsletter: New OVIC website launched, Information Access Series, Monash University Public Forum, Privacy Forum. View the full newsletter here.  

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