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  • Notifiable Data Breaches scheme: Obligations for Victorian public sector organisations

    The Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme comes into effect on the 22nd of February 2018. From this date, entities captured by the scheme will have obligations to report eligible data breaches (breaches that are likely to result in serious harm)…

  • Data Privacy Day: Trends in privacy and technology

    Happy Data Privacy Day! Celebrated internationally, Data Privacy Day is a day for raising awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust. To mark Data Privacy Day, we’re putting the spotlight on some existing and emerging…

  • Social media spring clean

    As spring settled in this year I, like many people, felt a strong urge to clean out my life. But this year was different. Instead of cleaning out my wardrobe and the garage, this year I did a social media…

  • Event recap: The GDPR: Key Learnings for the Victorian Public Sector public forum

    On Friday 24 November 2017, the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) held its first public forum as the newly formed OVIC. The topic for discussion was the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), ahead of its commencement in…

  • Group emails and privacy – as easy as BCC!

    Source: CyberVally.com Recently we have had a few enquiries about group emails and accidental disclosures of large numbers of email addresses. It’s a common issue and even happened to the former Victorian Privacy Commission. We thought it might be a…

  • It’s good to talk about privacy breaches

    We would like to share some recent anecdotal evidence to remind organisations of the mutual benefits of having a genuine and effective communications strategy as part of a response to a privacy breach. This is something that forms part of…

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