Digital standards Victoria Protect your users , security, privacy

Secure your service

The Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) recommends agencies or bodies adopt the Victorian Protective Data Security Framework (VPDSF) Five Step Action Plan (depicted below) when scoping and implementing digital initiatives or programs.

In support of this Action Plan, the Digital Engagement team within DPC will produce updated 'how-to' guidance reflecting this approach, emphasising the need for organisations to properly identify what information will be used in the proposed initiative or program, analyse the value of this material, assess any risks to this information and implement commensurate security measures to protect the information across its life cycle.

OVIC will issue additional guidance in the coming months. In the meantime, please refer to the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner website for guidance.

Five-step action plan diagram for managing security Commisioner for Privacy and data Protection


Related How-to guides

How to manage online records

How to design and develop a digital presence

How to manage privacy

Other good reads and tools

The Digital Transformation Agency's Trusted Digital Identity Framework.

Join the conversation on digital

Get advice and share your insights about this topic with other digital practitioners on the WoVG Digital Group on Yammer (VPS access only).

Can’t access Yammer? Contact us by email: (We may post your comment on Yammer for general discussion. Please tell us if that’s not OK.)