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16 Apr 2020
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Victorian government has implemented a range of measures to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the Victorian public. Included among the measures are various restricted activities which prohibit the operation of certain retail facilities, including beauty and personal care services. Health Complaints Commissioner Karen Cusack reminded all affected general health service providers to do the right thing by observing current restrictions that the Victorian government has in place for two reasons. Non-compliance with the Government’s...
09 Apr 2020
The Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) and the Office of the Health Complaints Commissioner (HCC) acknowledge the unprecedented challenges that organisations are facing due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). There is a clear and urgent need to collect, use, and share information to manage the spread of COVID-19. As organisations are likely adapting the way they handle information to deal with the current situation, it is crucial for organisations to understand their privacy obligations. It is important to note that Victoria’s privacy legislation does not prevent...