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  • 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
  • The Internet of Things and privacy – Part two: Solutions for consent

    This article is part of a series on the Internet of Things and privacy: Part one: Issues with consent Part two: Solutions for consent Part three: Protections beyond consent When to infer personal information The Internet of Things (IoT) does…

    • Consent
    • Internet of things
    • Privacy
  • The Internet of Things and privacy – Part three: Protections beyond consent

    This article is part of a series on the Internet of Things and privacy: Part one: Issues with consent Part two: Solutions for consent Part three: Protections beyond consent Limitations of consent Using the solutions proposed in Part two: Solutions…

    • Consent
    • Internet of things
    • Privacy
  • New OVIC online learning module: Managing the privacy impacts of data breaches

    The Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) is pleased to announce the launch of a new online learning module, Managing the privacy impacts of data breaches. A data breach occurs when personal information held by a public sector organisation is subject…

  • Event recap: Victorian Privacy Network meeting 9 October 2019

    On 9 October 2019, the Victorian Privacy Network held its second meeting for 2019 at the State Library of Victoria. Privacy professionals from different sectors and organisations in Victoria came together to hear from guest speakers, and it was a…

  • Event recap: Right to Know Day public forum 24 September

    From left to right: Moira Paterson, Monash University; Robin Davey, Victoria Police; Melanie Olynyk, Maddocks Lawyers; Clay Lucas, The Age; Joanne Kummrow, OVIC.  Community expectations and FOI – are they at odds? This question was the topic of this year’s…

  • Report into the culture of FOI in Victoria: key insights

    In 2019 the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) commissioned Associate Professor Johan Lidberg, Monash University, to facilitate a pilot study and produce independent research on the culture of administering the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) and…

  • Right to Know Day 2019: FOI tips for the public

    In Victoria the public has a right to request access to government information under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic). As we celebrate Right to Know Day 2019, it’s important to remember that this right of access is essential…

  • Right to Know Day 2019: FOI tips for agencies

    As we celebrate Right to Know Day 2019, it is important to remember that the right to access government held information is essential for transparency and accountability, and strengthens trust in government. Access to government information also promotes and facilitates…

  • FOI Professional Standards: FAQs

    The Professional Standards (the Standards) were developed under Part IB of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic) (the Act) and, as a legislative instrument, in accordance with the requirements of the Subordinate Legislation Act 1994 (Vic). On Wednesday 11…

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