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  • Now you track me, now you don’t

    Online tracking is a common practice, and it is something most of us are aware of and likely accept, albeit perhaps grudgingly. Some organisations may track users online in order to gain insight into how their websites are used, with…

  • Privacy-enhancing information sharing: Practical tips from the Commissioner

    Information sharing has been a significant issue for the Victorian public sector over the past few years. We have recently seen a number of new laws and programs implemented to enable easier, more efficient information sharing across government, such as…

  • Artificial intelligence and privacy issues paper

    There is little doubt that artificial intelligence (AI) is a hot topic, and increasingly so with every new AI technology or application that makes its debut into the world. For the most part, the public’s interaction or experience with AI…

  • The EU General Data Protection Regulation: Changing privacy law landscape

    Today marks the enforcement day of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR significantly changes the privacy law landscape, implementing strict, prescriptive obligations for data controllers and processers, both in the EU and extra-territorially. The GDPR modernises privacy…

  • Event recap: Privacy debate

    On Friday 11 May 2018, as the grand finale to Privacy Awareness Week, the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) held its second public forum for the year in the form a debate. The topic for the debate was,…

  • Privacy Awareness Week blog series: Creativity competition winners

    As part of Privacy Awareness Week 2018, the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) ran its second creativity competition. We sought entries from the general public, asking them to put a creative spin on privacy and show us what…

  • Privacy Awareness Week blog series: From principles to practice

    Privacy is often a somewhat abstract thing. It’s very real when our own privacy has been breached. But at other times it’s a right we may take for granted. People often trade their privacy for some perceived benefit – for…

  • Privacy Awareness Week blog series: Privacy impact assessments

    So, you have an exciting new project that’s about to begin. There are so many things to think about, so much planning to do, things to organise… time to write a list! One thing that should be on the top…

  • Privacy Awareness Week blog series: Making privacy a habit

    Getting into good privacy protection habits isn’t hard, but can save you and your organisation a lot of hardship. It only takes minor actions, practised regularly, to protect you and your clients. Like putting on your seatbelt when you get…

  • Privacy Awareness Week blog series: Communicating about privacy

    It can sometimes appear that privacy is a concept which is the subject of common organisational parlance, but which is seldom properly understood. For something as important as the proper collection, handling and use of personal information, it is crucial…

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