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  • 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.  

  • July Newsletter

    In the July newsletter: New website, Information Access Series, Monash University public forum, freedom of information and privacy training, reminders, case note, presentations and submissions. View the full newsletter here.

  • June Newsletter

    In the June newsletter: Commissioner’s message, training program, reminders, new resources, case note, tip of the month, presentations. View the full newsletter here.

  • May Newsletter

    In the May newsletter: Acting Public Access Deputy Commissioner, 2018-19 freedom of information and privacy training program, FOI annual report data collection survey, Change in value of fee unit, case notes. View the full newsletter here.

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