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  • OVIC publishes updated Guidelines to the Information Privacy Principles

    OVIC has published updated Guidelines to the Information Privacy Principles. The updated Guidelines reflect the significant changes that have occurred in the privacy space since 2011, when the guidance was last updated. The Guidelines have also been converted to a…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Privacy Authorities Australia Joint Statement on Complaint and Enforcement Cooperation

    On 2 April 2019, Information Commissioner, Sven Bluemmel and Deputy Commissioner, Rachel Dixon along with OVIC staff attended the Privacy Authorities Australia (PAA) meeting. PAA is a meeting of Australian Privacy Commissioners and other Privacy Authorities. OVIC proposed that PAA…

  • 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…

  • Temporary public interest determination

    On 16 January 2019, the Information Commissioner made a temporary public interest determination (TPID), following receipt of an application from the Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Department of Health and Human Services. The TPID relates to the secondary…

  • Notice of application for temporary public interest determination

    On 9 January 2019, the Department of Premier and Cabinet and Department of Health and Human Services applied to the Information Commissioner for a temporary public interest determination. Under s 38(4) of the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014, the…

  • 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.

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