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1104.0 - CURF News, Dec 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/12/2006   
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CURF User Responsibilities: Keeping Unit Information Secure

Your Responsibility:You must keep all unit data secure so that it is not accessible by anyone who does not also have authorised access to the unit record file. Results from your analyses that may reveal unit information should also be kept secure.

You must keep ABS unit information where it cannot be accessed by anyone except those specifically permitted by the ABS (i.e. researchers within your organisation who have been approved by the ABS to access this unit data after signing the required undertaking).

The following are guidelines for storing the unit information and results of your analyses;

    1. Any computer on which ABS unit information is stored must be kept in a locked room and/or have password protection to prevent access by others.

    2. Any information or results stored on a computer network must be kept in a directory with suitably restricted access.

    3. Any printouts or any physical medium containing unit information (such as a CD-ROM provided by the ABS) must be kept in a locked room or secured in a locked cabinet when the researcher is not present.

    4. You must keep track of datasets and printouts that reveal unit data, so that they can be destroyed when they are no longer needed. Printouts can be destroyed securely by shredding. Your organisation must also provide for a secure way to delete computer files so that they cannot be recovered by an unauthorised person, including via backup files.



If you require more information about Keeping Unit Information Secure, please refer to the

CURF Responsible Access to CURFs Manual or email microdata.access@abs.gov.au



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