Welcome to the website of the Commissioner for Law Enforcement Data Security.
The statutory office of the Commissioner for Law Enforcement Data Security was established on 1 July 2006 under the Commissioner for Law Enforcement Data Security Act 2005.
The Commissioner's role is to promote the use of appropriate and secure law enforcement data management practices by Victoria Police, thus enhancing community confidence in Victoria Police's ability to securely manage confidential information.
The functions of the Commissioner are to:
- establish standards for the security and integrity of law enforcement data systems;
- establish standards and protocols for access to, and release of, law enforcement data;
- monitor compliance with established standards and protocols; and
- undertake reviews of any matters relating to law enforcement data security requested by the Minister for Police and Emergency Services or the Chief Commissioner of Police.
Jun 2014: The Government today introduced legislation into Parliament to strengthen the protection of individuals' private information held by the Victorian public sector.
The Bill merges the existing roles of Privacy Commissioner and the Commissioner for Law Enforcement Data Security to create a single Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection with responsibility for the oversight of the privacy and data protection regime in Victoria (more).
May 2014: The Commissioner for Law Enforcement Data Security has produced a revised version of the Standards for Victoria Police Law Enforcement Data Security. The revised Standards become effective on 1 May 2014 and replace the Standards for Victoria Police Law Enforcement Data Security 2007.
The principal change to the Standards has been to update the treatment of security classification/protective markings to align with the current Australian Government Security Classification Schema. (more)
April 2013: Mr David Watts, Commissioner for Law Enforcement Data Security, was appointed Acting Privacy Commissioner from 13 April 2013. (more)