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Privacy resources for organisations
Find privacy resources for Victorian public sector organisations
Privacy Awareness Week has been updated Updated 02/05/2023
Consultation on updating the IPP Guidelines has been published Updated 15/11/2022
Modifying the application of the Information Privacy Principles has been published Updated 05/10/2022
Information Privacy Principles
These Guidelines provide comprehensive guidance on understanding, interpreting, and applying the IPPs.
Read the full text of the IPPs contained in Schedule 1 of the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.
View a short summary of each Information Privacy Principles, along with the information lifecycle.
This self-assessment tool can assist to review privacy policies and assess obligations under IPP 5.
Consultation on updating the IPP Guidelines
We're updating the IPP Guidelines to ensure they are up-to-date and fit for purpose. Stakeholders are invited to have their say.
Apply to modify the application of the IPPs
Learn how and when organisations can be permitted to engage in acts or practices that breach the IPPs.
Certify an act or practice complies with the IPPs
Learn how and when an organisation can request certification that an act or practice is consistent with the IPPs.
The pocket guide helps navigate the use and disclosure of personal information under IPP 2.
Notice of collection under IPP 1
Read how to develop a collection notice, what a collection notice is, its purpose, and what it should contain.
These case notes provide a summary of facts, findings, and learnings from court and tribunal cases on the IPPs.
Privacy impact assessments
Privacy impact assessment guide and template
Learn about privacy impact assessments and find our privacy impact assessment guide and template.
Executive buy-in for privacy impact assessments
Find out how to advocate for privacy impact assessments and gain executive buy-in to complete them.
Privacy best practice
This toolkit includes 16 sections containing resources that privacy officers need day-to-day.
This framework details the policies and procedures that promote good privacy practices within organisations.
Read guidance for Victorian councils on improving information management, privacy, and security practices.
Social media and privacy – engaging with the community
Frequently asked questions about privacy when using social media to engage with the community.
Learn about Privacy by Design and why it is helpful for the community and organisations.
Understanding culturally diverse privacy
Learn what’s important when handling personal information of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals.
EU General Data Protection Regulation
Read about when the GDPR applies, key themes, and how the GDPR compares with the IPPs.
Managing the privacy impacts of a data breach
Learn how to prepare for and respond to a data breach involving personal information.
Use this form to report the details of an incident or data breach involving personal information.
Tips to reduce data breaches when sending emails
Get tips on how to reduce the chances of information being inadvertently disclosed when sending emails.
Phishing attacks and how to protect against them
Learn what phishing attacks are, how to identify them, and steps organisations can take to protect themselves.
Information sharing and privacy
Read practical guidance on when and how personal information can be shared and disclosed in Victoria.
Child Information Sharing Scheme and privacy
Understand how privacy legislation operates in the context of the Child Information Sharing Scheme.
Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme and privacy
Understand how privacy legislation operates in the context of the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme.
Information sharing for quality and safety purposes
Obligations when sharing confidential information in the health system under the Health Services Act 1988
Read an overview of the complaints process this office takes when handling privacy complaints.
Read about the privacy complaints process at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
Assessing compensation claims for loss in privacy complaints
Learn when financial compensation may be appropriate to resolve a privacy complaint.
An introduction to de-identification
Learn what de-identification it is, when it can be used, how it works, and the risks and challenges.
The limitations of de-identification
Understand the limitations of de-identification when de-identified data is made freely and publicly available.
Watch a video presentation on de-identification
This 30 minute presentation contains practical guidance on what to consider when de-identifying information.
Contracting and outsourcing
Engaging contracted service providers
Learn how to effectively manage privacy and information security in outsourcing arrangements.
Transborder data flows of personal information
Find model contractual terms to protect personal information when it is transferred outside Victoria.
Artificial intelligence and technology
Biometrics and privacy - Issues and challenges
Read about the privacy challenges and issues associated with utilising biometric technology or solutions.
Internet of things and privacy - Issues and challenges
Learn about the privacy challenges and issues when organisations utilising IoT technology or solutions.
Guiding principles for surveillance
These principles and checklist support organisations to identify and evaluate surveillance practices.
Artificial intelligence - Understanding privacy obligations
Understand key considerations when using artificial intelligence and personal information together.
Artificial intelligence and privacy - Issues and challenges
Learn about privacy challenges when organisations use artificial intelligence technology or solutions.
Closer to the machine - Artificial intelligence eBook
This eBook provides insights into the technical, social, and legal aspects of using artificial intelligence.
Privacy and the workplace
Tips for working remotely and protecting privacy
Understand how employees can ensure privacy is protected when working remotely.
Social media, privacy and the workplace
Frequently asked questions about privacy from employers and employees.
Gender Equality Act 2020 and privacy
Read about privacy considerations when complying with obligations under the Gender Equality Act 2020.
Understand employer privacy obligations when undertaking recruitment processes.
Learn about the privacy obligations that organisations owe to employees throughout their employment.
Collaboration tools and privacy
Learn about privacy, security, and record-keeping when using collaboration and videoconferencing tools.
Engagement, reports, and submissions
Investigations and regulatory action
See our investigation and examination reports, and read our Regulatory Action Plan and priorities.
Privacy Awareness Week is an annual event that highlights the importance of protecting personal information.
The Victorian Privacy Network meets twice a year to hear from guest speakers on topical privacy issues and matters.
See our submissions on matters impacting on freedom of information, information privacy or information security.
The Privacy Roundtable comprises representatives from organisations representing various government sectors.