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CPDP will host four public forums on various issues related to privacy over 2017. To be added to the mailing list please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and follow us on Twitter to keep up to date on the latest CPDP news and events!

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Key Learnings for the Victorian Public Sector

Friday 24th Novemeber 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00PM

Ahead of the commencement of the GDPR in May 2018, our speakers will examine the enhanced privacy rights for individuals under the GDPR from a comparative perspective and consider what the Victorian public sector can learn from the GDPR, in terms of privacy best practice.

Date: Friday 24th of November 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Level 5 Theatrette, 121 Exhibition St, Melbourne

You can register to attend the forum in person here, or watch online via the OVIC Twitter Feed.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD): This professional development activity has been designed to meet the CPD needs of lawyers. If this event does meet your CPD needs according to the Uniform CPD (Solicitors) Rules 2015 available here, you may claim 1 CPD unit.

The event flyer can be downloaded here.


Artificial intelligence and privacy

Friday 25th August 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00PM

In October 2016, the International Association of Privacy Professionals deemed artificial intelligence (AI) to be the ‘next major trend’ in privacy. Almost a year later and there is still much confusion surrounding what the privacy issues related to AI are, let alone how to manage them. The Office of the Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection is hosting its fourth public forum on this topic, to introduce the concept of AI and consider some of the key privacy issues of both the current and future landscape of AI.

Join us for a conversation with AI experts, Dr Jake Goldenfein and Dr Toby Walsh, to explore this compelling topic. You can register to attend the forum in person here or watch online via CPDP’s Twitter page.

The event flyer can be downloaded here.


Social Media and Privacy: A Positive-Sum Game

Friday 10th February 2017, 12:30 – 1:30pm

Guest speakers will discuss how organisations and individuals can enjoy the benefits of social media without sacrificing privacy, quashing the antiquated view that we can’t have both. The forum will explore the rights and responsibilities of both the employee and employer when using social media, and will consider how organisations can use social media as a tool to engage with the public, while also maintaining a strong commitment to citizen privacy.

The event will be streamed live online via CPDP’s Twitter Page, or you can register to attend in person here.

Event flyer can be downloded here.


Privacy as a Human Right in the Digital Age

Friday 9th December, 2016

To commemorate Human Rights Day 2016, CPDP hosted its first free lunchtime seminar on the topic of Privacy as a Human Right in the Digital Age. We were joined by Associate Professor David Lindsay (Monash University) and Professor Megan Richardson (Melbourne Law School) for a presentation followed by discussion. The session explored areas including:

  • Defining the concept of privacy
  • The status of privacy as a human right
  • The relationship between privacy and surveillance
  • Emerging issues presenting legal and social challenges, notably: the ‘right to be forgotten’, robotics, big data, and artificial intelligence
  • Current issues within the Australian context including the 2016 Census and the Productivity Commission's draft report on Data Availability and Use.

You can access the presentation slides here and watch the presentation online here.