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  • 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 guest speakers who gave interesting and insightful presentations on a wide range of topics. Information Commissioner Sven…

  • 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…

  • Event recap: Information Access Series – Consultation and notification under the Freedom of Information Act 1982

    On Thursday 28 March, two of OVIC’s Senior Case Managers provided an interesting and informative presentation on consultation and notification under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act). As most people who work in FOI would be aware, the…

  • Event recap: Online safety and privacy forum

    Online safety and privacy is a growing area of concern and interest, especially when it comes to children. With an average of 18 hours per week online, 99% of young people are connected to the internet. On Friday 8 March…

  • 2018 GPEN Sweep: The good, the bad and the takeaway

    Every year, the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) coordinates a ‘Sweep’, where data protection and privacy regulators around the world analyse the privacy practices of some of their local organisations. In 2018 a Sweep was conducted by GPEN members on…

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