Anthony Corso
[Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner: OVIC]
Anthony Corso is the Assistant Commissioner for Information Security within the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC).

OVIC administers the Privacy and Data Protection Act (2014) and the Freedom of Information Act (1982) regulating three main areas of activity:

• Protective data security
• Privacy
• Freedom of Information

Anthony has worked with OVIC and the former offices of the Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection and the Commissioner for Law Enforcement Data Security (CLEDS) for the past 7 years, leading the delivery of the first information security regime for Victorian Government.

"Sworn to protect a world that hates & fears them" - Australia's first Information Security Regulator

Technical Level (3 being the highest score): 1

The Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) is an independent regulator with combined oversight of information security, information access, and information privacy.

OVIC’s information security powers are underpinned by the Privacy and Data Protection Act (2014) – the first legislation of its kind within Australia. This legislation requires OVIC to develop contemporary information security standards for the Victorian Public Sector (VPS), as well was establishing a monitoring and assurance program designed to assess adherence to these standards.

OVIC’s goal is to embed a culture within the VPS that promotes fair public access to information, while ensuring its proper use and protection. By doing so, the VPS builds community trust in government’s handling of information.

Remaining mindful of this broader objective, the Information Security Unit within OVIC battles stakeholders' perceptions of who we really are… Are we friend or foe? Attend this session to hear directly from the team who are tasked with this challenge!

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