Social media spring clean

Wednesday 20th December, 2017

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As spring settled in this year I, like many people, felt a strong urge to clean out my life. But this year was different. Instead of cleaning out my wardrobe and the garage, this year I did a social media spring clean.

As someone who has had a long-standing interest in privacy and civil liberties, I should probably be a little bit more cautious on social media. I have worked in privacy for years, and have an avid interest in data science and how much can be learned about someone from their behaviour online. How then, to reconcile my active social media life with my concern for privacy?

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Event recap: The GDPR: Key Learnings for the Victorian Public Sector public forum

Wednesday 29th November, 2017

On Friday 24 November 2017, the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) held its first public forum as the newly formed OVIC. The topic for discussion was the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), ahead of its commencement in May 2018.

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Group emails and privacy – as easy as BCC!

Monday 13th November, 2017

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Source: CyberVally.com

Recently we have had a few enquiries about group emails and accidental disclosures of large numbers of email addresses. It’s a common issue and has even happened to us.

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It’s good to talk about privacy breaches

Tuesday 31st October, 2017

We would like to share some recent anecdotal evidence to remind organisations of the mutual benefits of having a genuine and effective communications strategy as part of a response to a privacy breach. This is something that forms part of our guidance to relevant stakeholders but, rather than just taking our word for it, we thought it’d be useful to learn from the experiences of organisations that have benefitted from this approach.

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Protecting the privacy of older Victorians online

Monday 9th October, 2017

This month Victoria is celebrating the 35th Victorian Seniors Festival, with a range of events and activities taking place across the state. The Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) recognises the importance of protecting the privacy of older Victorians, and is marking this year’s festival by offering some privacy tips for senior citizens who have an online presence.

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