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Consultation on updating the IPP Guidelines

The Guidelines to the Information Privacy Principles (IPP Guidelines) explain how the Information Privacy Principles (IPPs) should be interpreted and applied.

The IPPs are the core of privacy law in Victoria and set out the minimum standard for how Victorian public sector organisations should manage personal information.

The Guidelines were last updated in 2019, and since then the privacy landscape has changed.

OVIC is updating the IPP Guidelines to ensure they are up-to-date and fit for purpose.

We are currently reviewing the Guidelines to understand what needs updating, improvement and refinement before we commence a chapter-by-chapter update from December 2022.

The deadline to provide feedback is Thursday 8 December 2022.

What feedback we are seeking

As the IPP Guidelines are designed to help VPS organisations to interpret and apply the IPPs, we want to  to ensure they meet the needs of those who use them most.

We would like to hear your thoughts on:

  • what areas you think can be improved or clarified;
  • any topics or issues that are not currently covered and should be added; and
  • any other feedback you have on structure, tone or style.

How do I provide feedback to OVIC?

Please provide any comments using this feedback form and return it to

Please provide your comments by 8 December 2022.

Your comments can be as detailed or as high level as you wish.

Once we have received submissions, we will consider feedback as we begin updating each chapter.


You are not required to provide any personal information to provide feedback on the update to the IPP Guidelines.

Where you choose to provide personal information, OVIC may use it to provide you consolidated feedback on the feedback we receive or seek clarification on your feedback. If you choose to provide personal information, we ask that you do not include this information anywhere other than the designated fields on the feedback form.

If you choose to make your submission by email, we may be able to identify you from your email address. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can post your submission to OVIC.

OVIC will not disclose your personal information without your consent, except where required to do so by law. You may contact OVIC to request access to any personal information you have provided to us by emailing

For further information on how OVIC handles personal information, please read our privacy policy.



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