Information Privacy Principles - Victoria


You are required to comply with these principles if you collect, hold, manage, use, disclose or transfer personal information. Personal information is any information or opinion that is recorded about an individual who can be identified from that information or opinion.

There are ten Information Privacy Principles. These are:

  • Collection
  • Use and Disclosure
  • Data Quality
  • Data Security
  • Openness
  • Access and Correction
  • Unique Identifiers
  • Anonymity
  • Transborder Data Flows
  • Sensitive Information.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Short Guide to the Information Privacy Principles - Please consult the responsible agency for more information.
Comply All Guidelines to Protecting the Security of Personal Information: 'Reasonable Steps' under Information Privacy Principle 4.1 - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 VIC

Administering agency

Department of Premier and Cabinet

Privacy and Data Protection Victoria

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Privacy and Data Protection Victoria

Department of Premier and Cabinet

Mailing address: PO BOX 24274
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Other: 1300 666 444
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