Australian Health Survey - Privacy Impact Assessment

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Picture: "yellow stick figure in middle of group of grey figures" Australian Health Survey 2011-13 Privacy Impact Assessment

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is Australia’s official statistical organisation. The ABS acknowledges the support of the individuals and organisations who contribute to the ongoing wealth of statistical information about our nation through participation in ABS surveys, information about ABS surveys and their conduct is available in the ABS Surveys Charter, (released 5th March 2010). ABS core values include maintaining the trust of its data providers as outlined in the ABS Corporate Plan (updated 24 September 2012) and thus the ABS recognises privacy as a significant consideration in relation to conducting the Australian Health Survey (AHS).

The ABS has prepared a Privacy Impact Assessment (attached below) on the advice of the Commonwealth Privacy Commissioner to address privacy issues related to the AHS .