1406.0.55.003 - Responsible Use of ABS Microdata, User Guide
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/03/2020
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RESPONSIBLE OFFICER UNDERTAKING AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Responsible Officer Undertaking U15 form is available on the Downloads tab at the top of this page. Send completed Responsible Officer Undertakings to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why the ABS requires a Responsible Officer
ABS legislation requires that the Responsible Officer for an organisation must submit a microdata undertaking before microdata access can be granted by ABS. The Responsible Officer is legally accountable for use of microdata by their organisation.
Organisations also need to nominate Contact officers to liaise with the ABS about microdata matters.
Who can be a Responsible Officer
The Responsible Officer is usually the CEO or equivalent for the organisation.
Alternatively, the Responsible Officer may be another person in your organisation with a suitable delegation.
The obligations are detailed in full in the Responsible Officer Undertaking. In summary, the Responsible Officer agrees that all microdata users in their organisation will:
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