Privacy Awareness Week 2018

Privacy: From principles to practice

 

The Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) is hosting its annual Privacy Awareness Week celebrations from 7 – 11 of May 2018. This year, OVIC is hosting a number of events under the theme Privacy: From Principles to Practice.

Privacy Awareness Week is an initiative of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities and is held annually across a number of countries in the Asia Pacific region to raise awareness of current privacy issues and the importance of protecting personal information.

The Privacy Awareness Week Poster can be downloaded at the following link: click here.

Please see our timetable of events below.

 

WORKSHOP: Demystifying de-identification

Led by Dr Vanessa Teague from the University of Melbourne, this workshop will explain when de-identification works and when it doesn't. We'll work through examples from transport and health to understand why some data reveals sensitive details about individuals while other data is relatively safe. We'll cover k-anonymity and differential privacy and explain how re-identification is done.

Date: Tuesday 8 May
Time: 11am – 12.30pm (one hour workshop followed by refreshments)
Venue: Level 5 Theatrette, 121 Exhibition St, Melbourne 3000
Audience: Victorian public sector employees
Registration: click here.
Download the event flyer at the following link: click here.

 

ISACA SPECIAL BREAKFAST EVENT: The new normal, critical issues reshaping the privacy landscape

Join the ISACA (formerly, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association) Melbourne Chapter for a special breakfast event, to celebrate Privacy Awareness Week 2018. ISACA will be hosting OVIC’s Privacy and Data Protection Deputy Commissioner, Rachel Dixon, for a panel discussion exploring current and future issues in privacy and data security. More information about the event can be found here.

Date: Tuesday 8 May
Time: 7:30am – 10:00am (7:30am sign-in and light breakfast, proceedings commence at 8:15am)
Venue: EY Melbourne Office, 8 Exhibition St, Melbourne 3000
Audience: Privacy and data security professionals
Registration: click here.

 

WORKSHOP: Responding to privacy breaches and managing complaints

Led by OVIC’s Operational Privacy and Assurance (OPA) team, this workshop will provide practical tips for managing and responding to privacy breaches. The OPA team will also step through OVIC’s complaints handling process and provide some insights into the type of privacy complaints commonly dealt with by OVIC.

Date: Wednesday 9 May
Time: 9:30am – 11.30am (90 minute workshop followed by refreshments)
Venue: Level 5 Theatrette, 121 Exhibition St, Melbourne 3000
Audience: Victorian public sector employees
Registration: click here.
Download the event flyer at the following link: click here.

 

PANEL DISCUSSION: Functions of a privacy regulator in an age of big data analytics

The recent Cambridge Analytica scandal reminds us of the vulnerability of personal data to massive abuse. So what are the functions of a privacy regulator in minimising risks and responding to breaches while maintaining space for ethical data research and analysis? Co-hosted with the University of Melbourne, this event will feature the Privacy and Data Protection Deputy Commissioner, Rachel Dixon, amongst a panel of big data, information security and legal experts.

Date: Thursday 10 May
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm (refreshments from 5.30pm followed by 90 minute session)
Venue: Room G08, Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham St, Carlton 3053
Audience: Members of the public
Registration: click here.

 

PUBLIC FORUM: Debate – Privacy and technology are inherently incompatible

OVIC’s quarterly public forum for May 2018 will take the form of a debate. Moderated by The Mandarin’s Tom Burton, speakers will debate the topic Privacy and technology are inherently incompatible. Our panel of speakers will combine perspectives from the law, technology and academia, as well as representation from OVIC’s Youth Advisory Group.

Date: Friday 11 May
Time: 12:30pm – 2.30pm (90 minute forum followed by refreshments)
Venue: Level 5 Theatrette, 121 Exhibition St, Melbourne 3000
Audience: members of the public and Victorian public sector employees
Registration: click here.
Download the event flyer at the following link: click here.

Please note, we will be live streaming our public forum via Periscope. The live stream will be available via our Twitter account, through a link that will be posted at the commencement of the forum. A recording of the event will also be made available.

 

STARTER PACK

OVIC has developed a range of materials that departments and agencies are welcome to use to promote Privacy Awareness Week. The starter pack consists of:

 

CREATIVITY COMPETITION

Entries open 26 March 2018 and close 30 April 2018

Show us your creative interpretation on the theme of privacy and enter for your chance to win!

To celebrate Privacy Awareness Week 2018, OVIC is continuing the tradition of holding a creativity competition, seeking entries from members of the public of all ages. All entries must be privacy-related, but there is no prescribed format. Suggestions for entries include drawings, poems, videos, collages, songs, photographs and posters. Let your imagination take charge!

Entries can be sent via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post to Strategic Privacy Team, OVIC, PO BOX 24274, Melbourne VIC 3001.

The top three entries will be awarded gift vouchers to the value of $200, $100 and $50. The winners will be announced on Friday 11 May 2018.

Terms and conditions

OVIC welcomes submissions to the creativity competition from members of the public of all ages.

While this competition is intended to be open to members of the public, OVIC welcomes submissions from Victorian public sector (VPS) employees in their personal capacity. VPS employees should have regard for their obligations under the Code of Conduct for Victorian Public Sector Employees and the Code of Conduct for Victorian Public Sector Employees of Special Bodies. If you have any questions regarding entry conditions, please get in touch with OVIC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The work of the three winners will be published on OVIC’s website and Twitter page. If you do not wish for your name to be published alongside your work, please let us know at the time you submit your entry.

Intellectual property

Entries must be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence (also known as ‘CC BY 4.0’). This means that entrants retain ownership of copyright, but the licence permits OVIC (and anyone else) to share, copy and redistribute the work, or even adapt it, provided we (or they) give appropriate credit to the entrant as the original author, and don’t apply any additional restrictions on the work. 

A summary of the licence conditions and a link to the full licence terms is available here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

 


Privacy Awareness Week Archive

For past Privacy Awareness Week information please click here.