May 24, 2022

Victoria Appoints Its First Information Commissioner

This month marks the beginning of a new role in the Victorian government, Information Commissioner.

Sven Bluemmel will oversee the state’s data protection laws, freedom of information regime, and the privacy of its departments and agencies.

Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings said in a statement that the information commissioner would also provide advice and improve how Victoria manages its data.

“The creation of the new commissioner is an excellent opportunity to bring together freedom of information, privacy, and data protection under a single regulator and I am looking forward to leading the new office,” Bluemmel said in a statement, according to

The office itself will be active from September 1, while Bluemmel will take on his position from September 25.

Victoria has also recently launched a 32-point, five-year Cyber Security Strategy. The document said the state will take a coordinated approach to responding to threats against infrastructure. It stated the cyber security capability across the public sector needs to be improved to become consistent, based on industry best practice, and appropriate to the risk profile of each organisation.

If you have any questions about your organisation’s cyber security please get in touch. We are always happy to help.


Julie Dunmore

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