1104.0 - CURF News, Dec 2006  
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Understanding Your Obligations for accessing CURF Microdata

The Undertakings that Individuals and Organisations sign with the ABS provide a basis for legal action in cases where the conditions specified in the Undertaking are found to have been wilfully ignored.

In signing the Undertaking the responsibilities and obligations the user has agreed to are:

  • taking their responsibilities as a user of ABS CURFs seriously
  • reading the Responsible Access to ABS CURFs Manual before using ABS CURFs
  • ensuring all unit record data is kept secure and is not accessible by anyone who does not have approved access to the CURF
  • keeping user IDs and passwords secure - no-one else must access the user account as users are responsible for activity on their own account
  • not attempting, under any circumstances, to identify the individuals or organisations represented in the files
  • not attempting, under any circumstances, to systematically download large quantities of unit record data from a RADL CURF - refer to page 7 of the RADL User Guide, Version 4, March 2006 (cat. no. 1406.0.55.002) for details of printed unit record data limits
  • not attempting to match the ABS unit record data to any other unit information, without first discussing details of proposed matching and gaining clearance from ABS
  • accessing the CURF only for the statistical purpose stated in the user's Undertaking (users are to notify the ABS if this changes).

If you have any questions about your responsibilities as a user of ABS CURFs please Contact Us