Victorian Protective Data Security Framework (VPDSF)

Release of the Framework

As required by s85 of the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014, the Commissioner has developed the Victorian Protective Data Security Framework (VPDSF). Published on 28 June 2016, the VPDSF takes effect from 1 July 2016 consistent with the Commissioner’s statutory duties and advice to stakeholders.

The VPDSF is the overall scheme for managing protective data security risks in Victoria’s public sector. Established under Part Four of the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (PDPA), the framework consists of the:

To support the release of the Framework, CPDP has produced a video to assist the VPS in understanding their protective data security obligations within Victorian Government. This brief video introduces viewers to our office and in particular to Part Four of the Privacy and Data Protection Act (PDPA) 2014.

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Issue of the Standards

The Victorian Protective Data Security Standards (VPDSS) have been formally issued 26th July 2016.

The issue of the Victorian Protective Data Security Standards follows the approval and sign off by the Special Minister of State, Gavin Jennings and the formal issue by the Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection, David Watts. A copy of these signatories can be found here.

What does this mean for your organisation?

To understand what the formal issue of the standards may mean for your organisation, please review:

CPDP also encourages organisations to consider supplementary security guide and supporting resources contained on our website and in the CPDP mobile app.