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The Office of the Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection was established by the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) in September 2014. The Act is designed to protect all information held by the public sector, including the personal information of individuals.

Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection Objectives

  • Build information privacy and data security capability, resilience and assurance across the Victorian public sector

  • Enable privacy- respectful and secure information sharing practices in the public interest

  • Encourage public sector agencies and citizens to share responsibility for data protection

  • Enable new technologies through implementing Privacy by Design and Security by Design

  • Provide privacy and data security thought leadership

  • Contribute to the development of public value across the Victorian public sector

What is Data Protection?»

NEW – Information Sheet - Biometrics and Privacy September 2015»

NEW – Information Sheet - Collection Notices September 2015»

NEWInformation Sheet - Drafting a Privacy Policy September 2015»

NEWInformation Sheet - Short Guide to the Information Privacy Principles September 2015»

NEWChecklist for Sharing Personal Information»

NEW – Updated - Privacy Compaint Form»

For Public»

For further information on:

  • your privacy rights
  • making a privacy complaint

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This website is under construction and contains basic information. Relevant contents of the previous site of the Commissioner for Law Enforcement Data Security and the previous site of Privacy Victoria have been incorporated into this site.  

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