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Events and Education

In this section, you will find information on upcoming events, education, online learning and presentations.

Events

Culture of Implementing Freedom of Information in Australia Report Launch

OVIC, alongside Monash University, the Office of the Information Commissioner Western Australia and the South Australian Ombudsman, invites you to attend the launch of the Monash University report on the Culture of Implementing Freedom of Information in Australia. This report,...

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  • Freedom of Information
  • Monash
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Information Access Series: Annual FOI agency survey – hints and tips for 2023-24 (June session)

Each year, OVIC conducts the annual FOI agency survey which is coordinated by our Registry and Case Support team. This involves collecting data from each Victorian agency and Minister on the administration and operation of the FOI Act, including the...

Information Access Series: Annual FOI agency survey – hints and tips for 2023-24 (July session)

Each year, OVIC conducts the annual FOI agency survey which is coordinated by our Registry and Case Support team. This involves collecting data from each Victorian agency and Minister on the administration and operation of the FOI Act, including the...

  • FOI

Training

We offer free monthly training webinars for Victorian public sector staff on freedom of information and privacy in Victoria.

Introduction to Information Privacy and the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014

This training provides public sector staff with guidance on the information privacy principles, the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic), and the information lifecycle.

Administering the Freedom of Information Act 1982

This training provides public sector staff with guidance on the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic) and how to process a FOI request.

Introduction to Information Privacy and the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (PDP Act) webinar – June

Introduction to Information Privacy and the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (PDP Act) looks at interpreting information privacy and the Act, whilst also providing public sector employees with a detailed understanding of each stage of the information lifecycle. Please...

Webinars

Click on a webinar to see if the session is available to public sector staff only, or open to the public.

Information Access Series: Annual FOI agency survey – hints and tips for 2023-24 (June session)

Each year, OVIC conducts the annual FOI agency survey which is coordinated by our Registry and Case Support team. This involves collecting data from each Victorian agency and Minister on the administration and operation of the FOI Act, including the...

Information Access Series: Annual FOI agency survey – hints and tips for 2023-24 (July session)

Each year, OVIC conducts the annual FOI agency survey which is coordinated by our Registry and Case Support team. This involves collecting data from each Victorian agency and Minister on the administration and operation of the FOI Act, including the...

  • FOI

Online Learning

We provide range of free eLearning modules through our online learning portal.

The online learning portal is a Moodle platform distributed by eCreators and hosted by Amazon Web Services in Sydney.

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Visit our online learning portal here

Privacy

  • Introduction to privacy in the Victorian public sector;
  • Privacy Impact Assessments; and
  • Managing the privacy impacts of data breaches.

Freedom of Information

  • Processing a request;
  • Professional Standards;
  • Introduction to the exemptions in Part IV of the FOI Act;
  • Section 30;
  • Section 32;
  • Section 33;
  • Section 34;
  • Section 35; and
  • Section 38.

Speeches and presentations

You can view all our recorded presentations, forums and other events on our Vimeo channel.

2023

Incident Insights VISN forum | 13 November 2023

40th Anniversary of the FOI Act milestone event | 24 October 2023

Privacy Awareness Week – Privacy, why and how? | 4 May 2023

Privacy Awareness Week Panel | 3 May 2023

Privacy Awareness Week – Collection: privacy starts here | 2 May

Privacy Awareness Week Launch | 1 May 2023

2023 Attestation Session recording and powerpoint presentation | 15 March 2023

FOI and privacy showcase | 23 February 2023

Information Access Series – Proactive and Informal Release Panel | 15 February 2023

2022

Taking a deep dive into FOI processing stages – Clarification | 5 December 2022

Information Access Series Webinar – Good record keeping and access to information | 23 November 2022

Victorian Information Security Network meeting | 22 November 2022

IAS FOI in 2021 to 2022 – the financial year in review | 27 October 2022

Victorian Privacy Network (VPN) Meeting | 26 October 2022

Caretaker Conventions – Overview for FOI officers presentation | 18 October 2022

Joint State and Local Government CEO Forum | 5 October 2022

Lost in the Loop: The Limits of a ‘human in the loop’ for AI Governance | 29 September 2022

IAS panel discussion – Enhancing access to information through smart defaults | 28 September 2022

OVIC’s role in promoting information access through the FOI Act recording and Sept 2022 IAID Lightning Talk OVIC’s role in promoting access to information under the FOI Act presentation | 27 September 2022

International Access to Information Day (IAID) Launch 2022 | 26 September 2022

The benefits of proactive and informal release of information recording and Realising the benefits of proactive and informal release powerpoint | 17 August 2022

EduTech Conference | 10 August 2022

MLS | 8 August 2022

57th Asia Pacific Privacy Authority (APPA) Forum | 13 July 2022

Digital Child x ACMI Seminar: ‘Children’s Digital Rights & Data Privacy’ | 2 June 2022

Class B Cemetery Trusts forum on Protective Data Security Plans | 31 May 2022

ISACA AGM | 26 May 2022

Privacy Awareness Week Youth Advisory Group (YAG) panel discussion | 6 May 2022

Technology, AI and the Information Privacy Principles | 5 May 2022

Privacy Awareness Week Panel Discussion – Public trust in an information age | 4 May 2022

Surveillance and Privacy in the Public Sector | 4 May 2022

Enhancing trust through complaint handling | 3 May 2022

How to make a privacy complaint | 1 May 2022

What to do if you experience a data breach | 1 May 2022

Information Access Series: Use of section 25A(1), 25A(5) and 25 | 27 April 2022

Special report on the State of Freedom of Information in Victoria: 2019 – 2021 | 26 April 2022

FOI and Privacy Regional Roadshow | 23 March 2022


2021

Taking a deep dive into the FOI processing stages | 8 December 2021

Victorian Privacy Network meeting | 11 November 2021

IAS: Breaking down culture of FOI – Opportunities for change | 29 September 2021

International Access to Information Day 2021 – Commissioner’s Address | 27 September 2021

Protection of Personal Information in Universities | 28 July 2021

Public Sector Data Innovation Event | 23 June 2021

Holmesglen TAFE visit | 20 May 2021

Victorian Society for Computers and the Law Society | 6 May 2021


2020

Leo Cussen FOI and Privacy Conference | 4 December

Using Transparency to Achieve Equality | 30 November 2020

International Access to Information Day 2020 – Commissioner’s Address | 27 September 2020


2019

Faculty of Law, University of Wellington – Automatic Facial Recognition Technology: legal and ethical issues | 20 October 2019

Victorian Privacy Network meeting – Cloud services | 9 October 2019

Australian & New Zealand Parliamentary Information Technology Forum- Presentation | 1 October 2019

City of Kingston Right to Know Day Forum – Keynote address | 26 September 2019

Young People’s Privacy in an Online World | 20 September 2019

Melbourne University Digital Citizens Conference | 24 July 2019

OVIC VPS Graduate Presentation | 16 July 2019

 

2018

Victoria’s new FOI and Privacy Regime – The first 12 months – Keynote address | 7 December 2018

AI – Protective Security in Government Conference | 14 August 2018

Cybersecurity, Privacy and Big Data – Opening remarks – UNSW | 17 July 2018

LIV Government Lawyers Conference – Keynote address | 22 June 2018

Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Awards 2018 – Keynote | 3 May 2018

Rights, privacy, access and governance: a new approach for modern government – Monash University Guest Lecture | 1 May 2018

Leadership in Information Rights in Victoria – The National Public Sector Managers and Leaders Conference | 22 March 2018

Information access & privacy, data protection and sharing – A new approach for modern government | 27 February 2018


2017

Driving change in FOI, privacy and data protection – Leo Cussen FOI & Privacy Conference | 30 November 2017

 

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