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Guidelines to protecting the security of personal information: ‘Reasonable steps’ under Information Privacy Principle 4.1

Information Privacy Principle (IPP) 4.1 requires Victorian public sector organisations to take reasonable steps to protect the personal information1 they hold from misuse, loss, and unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. Protecting the security of personal information is important. Robust security helps to minimise privacy breaches, maintain citizen trust in public organisations that collect and handle their personal information, and ensure that information assets – which are essential for decision-making – maximise public value creation.

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