Stop, think and don't share!
While the following takes a light-hearted approach, the message is a serious one.
"Hi Bob, do you have a copy of that ABS microdata handy?".
Bob reached over for his key to the secure cabinet, but then stops and thinks... access to ABS CURFs is granted on an individual basis only.
"Sorry Jane, I can't share my copy. You will need to be approved by the ABS to have access to that CURF. If I let you see my copy, it would represent a serious breach of the terms and conditions for access to ABS CURFs. If you want to gain access to the CURF it is really easy to apply through the ABS online CURF application system - MiCRO."
Jane thinks for a while... "Well how about you show me your non-aggregated output from the CURF?"
"Sorry Jane, but this also requires that you have ABS approval to access the CURF. If I were to show you the data or non-aggregated output, then sanctions outlined in the Penalties for Breaching the CURF Undertaking may apply to the organisations and individuals found to be sharing access. Our organisation could lose access to CURFs altogether and I know you wouldn't want that to happen".
"How about we get you set up in MiCRO right now? It really is very easy" says Bob.
Jane agrees. In no time at all, Jane is happily reviewing the CURF microdata herself !
This page last updated 26 May 2011