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  • OVIC examination into Victorian primary schools use of digital learning tools

    By Annan Boag, Assistant Commissioner Privacy and Assurance OVIC recently completed an examination of the use of apps and web-based learning tools in Victorian government primary schools. The purpose of the examination was to help OVIC and the Victorian community better…

  • Privacy Awareness Week 2020: Privacy and remote learning

    Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) 2020 is taking place in very different circumstances to previous years. For most Victorians, many aspects of life, including work and education, are taking place in our homes due to measures put in place to combat…

  • Artificial intelligence in the public sector – inference and collection

    This blog post was written by Asher Gibson, Policy Officer, OVIC and Tessa Micucci, Lawyer, OVIC Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a way for computers to perform tasks that would ordinarily require human intelligence, such as identifying objects, translating speech and…

  • Privacy from a youth perspective: OVIC’s Youth Advisory Group meets with The Association of Danish Pupils

    This blog post was written by Letisha Osagiede and Karan Singh, members of OVIC’s Youth Advisory Group On Monday 17 February 2020, members of the Office of the Victorian Commissioner’s (OVIC) Youth Advisory Group (YAG) met with representatives of The…

    • Privacy
    • Youth
  • GPEN Sweep reveals Victoria’s commitment to privacy

    The Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) took part in the annual Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) Sweep, which examined the privacy practices of organisations across 16 jurisdictions. The objective for the GPEN Sweep was to analyse how organisations…

    • Data breaches
    • Privacy
    • VPDSS
  • The State of FOI in Victoria report 2014-2019: Where to from here?

    On Monday 17 February 2020, OVIC published a report on the State of FOI in Victoria: Five years in review 2014 to 2019. A central part of OVIC’s role as a regulator is to promote understanding and acceptance of the…

  • International Data Privacy Day: Privacy tips

    Data Privacy Day is celebrated across the world on January 28 to highlight the importance of respecting individuals information privacy. To mark International Data Privacy Day 2020, we’ve put together some helpful tips for organisations to protect individuals privacy. If…

    • Personal information
    • Privacy
  • To consent and beyond: are No-Go Zones the next frontier? – Part 1

    We’ve had a good run but it’s time to move on… To find out more, see Part 2: To consent and beyond: are No-Go Zones the next frontier? here. For those in the privacy space, consent has been a big buzz…

    • Consent
    • Privacy
  • To consent and beyond: are No-Go Zones the next frontier? – Part 2

    Just don’t go there This is where No-Go Zones come in. A discussion paper published by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) defines No-Go Zones as essentially a prohibition on collection, use or disclosure of personal information…

    • Consent
    • Privacy
  • The Internet of Things and privacy – Part one: Issues with consent

    This article is part of a series exploring the Internet of Things and privacy: Part one: Issues with consent Part two: Solutions for consent Part three: Protections beyond consent Mass collection of personal information While it’s hard to say for…

    • Consent
    • Internet of things
    • Privacy
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