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4240.0.55.002 - National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection: Data Collection Guide, 2011  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/03/2012  First Issue
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The ABS protects and maintains the confidentiality of all information received from data providers, and this is assured by provisions of the Census and Statistics Act 1905. In accordance with the Census and Statistics Act, the ABS is bound not to disclose information in a manner which would enable the identification of a particular person or organisation to which it relates. The dissemination of data under the National Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Collection fully complies with all legal and legislative obligations, and will not be disseminated in such a way as to enable particular individuals to be identified.

Under clause 5.4 of the National Information Agreement for Early Childhood Education and Care (NIA ECEC):

    5.4.1 All Parties will respect the rights to privacy of any person or organisation named or otherwise identified in any information source.

    5.4.2 Information will be collected, disseminated, used and secured in such a way as to protect the privacy and confidentiality of any individual and/or organisation to which it may refer. In particular, all state/territory and Commonwealth privacy and confidentiality legislation and established ethical guidelines and practices will be complied with under this Agreement.

    5.4.3 The Parties acknowledge that data holders will comply with the provision of the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 as amended, and any other Commonwealth, state or territory legislation relevant to the confidentiality or privacy of the data. The Australian Bureau of Statistics will collect, compile and disseminate statistical information in accordance with the provisions of the Commonwealth Census and Statistics Act.

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