Event recap: Privacy debate

Friday 18 May, 2018

On Friday 11 May 2018, as the grand finale to Privacy Awareness Week, the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) held its second public forum for the year in the form a debate. The topic for the debate was, ‘Privacy and technology are inherently incompatible’.

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Privacy Awareness Week blog series: Creativity competition winners

Friday 11 May, 2018

As part of Privacy Awareness Week 2018, the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) ran its second creativity competition. We sought entries from the general public, asking them to put a creative spin on privacy and show us what it means to them. We received some fantastic work and are delighted to share the top three entries! Thank you to all of those who shared their work with us. 

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Privacy Awareness Week blog series: From principles to practice 

Thursday 10 May, 2018

Privacy is often a somewhat abstract thing. It’s very real when our own privacy has been breached. But at other times it’s a right we may take for granted. People often trade their privacy for some perceived benefit - for example, giving up their name, address, and possibly birthday, to win a prize of some kind.

Quite often we push privacy to the back of our minds in order to achieve a particular goal, quickly. Who has the desire, or the time, to wade through pages of terms and conditions, which are often written in obscure legalese, in order to understand what we’re giving up?

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Privacy Awareness Week blog series: Privacy impact assessments 

Wednesday 9 May, 2018

So, you have an exciting new project that’s about to begin. There are so many things to think about, so much planning to do, things to organise… time to write a list!

One thing that should be on the top of that list? A privacy impact assessment (PIA).

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Privacy Awareness Week blog series: Making privacy a habit

Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Getting into good privacy protection habits isn't hard, but can save you and your organisation a lot of hardship. It only takes minor actions, practised regularly, to protect you and your clients. Like putting on your seatbelt when you get into a car, these actions - once they are habitual - become something you don't really need to think much about. However, they can make a big difference in terms of reducing risks.

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