The Victorian Protective Data Security Standards outline the public sector data requirements that will be mandatory for agencies to meet. As part of the Victorian Government Solicitor's Office April monthly seminar, James Stephens, Principal Solicitor will discuss the standards and other developments in the rapidly evolving areas of privacy and data sharing. 
James will be joined by Michael Vanderheide, Chief Executive of CenITex, the Victorian Government's shared services agency who provides ICT services and support to government departments and agencies. Through a question and answer style format, James and Michael will explore:
  • The role of your suppliers in supporting your department or agency's information, digitisation and privacy requirements
  • The impact of organisational culture on information sharing and the associated challenges 
  • Good practice approaches and practical tips for meeting the Victorian Protective Data Security Standards 

About your speakers

James Stephens, Principal Solicitor, VGSO
James is a member of VGSO's Commercial, Property and Technology team with demonstrated expertise in enabling clients to share the information they need and to translate the range of information handling laws into their day to day operations. 
In 2015 and 2016 James worked closely with the Department of Health and Human Services as the lead party to develop the first information usage arrangement under the Privacy & Data Protection Act 2014. James also advises and assists clients across government in data sharing agreements, commercial contracts, funding arrangements, and native title.
Michael Vanderheide, Chief Executive, CenITex
As Chief Executive, Michael leads CenITex in providing IT infrastructure services to more than 30,000 Victorian Government customers across Melbourne and regional Victoria. 
Michael’s professional experience in senior management over the past 29 years has been with a mix of public and private sector organisations. These include Qantas, the ACT’s Departments of Chief Minister and Treasury, and ActewAGL in senior roles in the fields of ICT and human resources management. Prior to CenITex, Michael was Executive Director of Infrastructure and Information Technology with Victoria Police. 


Friday 12:30PM 21 Apr 17 2017
12:30pm to 2:00pm