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  • PAW blog series 2019: Navigating IPP 2 – Sharing personal information under the PDP Act

    Have you ever found yourself hesitating just before sending a work email about an individual to another organisation, concerned that you might be breaching that individual’s privacy? Are you confused about if, and when, you need to seek an individual’s…

  • PAW blog series 2019: Good privacy governance – what does it mean?

    Embedding a culture of respect for privacy and personal information across an organisation starts with good privacy governance, which is the basis for ensuring organisations have robust and effective privacy management practices. This is essential for building the public’s trust…

  • PAW blog series 2019: Data breaches: What can you do? Read our new guidance!

    “We forgot to BCC the email addresses” “We sent an email to the wrong recipient and the email had attachments with the personal information of another individual”. “An employee’s bag was stolen and there were client files in the bag”….

  • PAW blog series 2019: Protecting privacy is everyone’s responsibility… but why?

    Privacy Awareness Week, or ‘PAW’ as we here at the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) fondly call it, is an initiative started by the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities in 2006 to promote and raise awareness of privacy within…

  • PAW blog series: Protecting privacy is everyone’s responsibility

    This blog post is written by Sven Bluemmel, Information Commissioner Privacy Awareness Week Privacy Awareness Week, or PAW, began as an initiative of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities back in 2006.  PAW aims to promote the importance of privacy and…

  • Event recap: Victorian Privacy Network Meeting 10 April 2019

    On 10 April 2019, OVIC held the second meeting of the Victorian Privacy Network. Once again, we were joined by a number of great guest speakers who gave interesting and insightful presentations on a wide range of topics. Information Commissioner…

  • New privacy impact assessment resources

    Privacy impact assessments (PIAs) are an important tool for all Victorian public sector organisations – they help to assess the privacy impacts of new projects, processes, systems and programs, identify potential privacy risks, and develop mitigation strategies to address those…

  • Symposium on Digital Mega-studies

    The technology of the modern world is developing exponentially every year, and with it comes the ability to conduct health research of unprecedented scale and scope. The kind of data we collect, how we collect it, how we store it…

  • The International Conference of Information Commissioners adopts the Johannesburg Charter

    A global commitment to access to public information – the ICIC You may have heard about the International Conference of Information Commissioners (ICIC) last month as it adopted the Johannesburg Charter (Charter) at its recent conference in (you guessed it)…

  • Statement in support of complaint and enforcement cooperation, 15 April 2019

    Privacy Authorities Australia (PAA) was established in 2008 to be a forum for the sharing of ideas, developments, resources and knowledge to improve the collective information privacy capability of Privacy Authorities across Australia. Over ten years later, inter-jurisdictional collaboration remains…

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