TRANSFER OF DATA TO THE ABS
In late October, the ABS contacts jurisdictions to prepare for transmission of completed data templates via the Secure Deposit Box (SDB) facility. This involves updating the list of authorised SDB users and arranging establishment of SDB accounts and instructions.
Completed national ECEC data are transferred from each jurisdiction to the ABS under secure arrangements. Comprehensive security arrangements are implemented in the ABS information technology environment. These include the use of regularly changed passwords, access control and audit trails. On lodging statistical files into the SDB, the files are encrypted and immediately moved into a secure location where its content is automatically scanned for viruses and filed in the National ECEC Collection.
Respecting privacy and confidentiality is fundamental to the way in which the ABS conducts its business. Therefore, it is important to emphasise safeguards that are used for the National ECEC Collection process to ensure the anonymity of individuals.