an overview of AIHW data-related policies, procedures and guidelines
systems and tools that support AIHW’s data governance arrangements
our compliance regimes.
Our data governance arrangements apply to all data we hold, including those:
collected and/or enhanced by us
collected on our behalf (for example under agreements)
obtained from any third party(ies).
The AIHW has embedded the five safes framework into our approach in making decisions about sharing and releasing data.
What is the purpose of the project?
Use of the data is legal, ethical and the project is expected to deliver public benefit.
Who can access the data?
Users have the knowledge, skills and incentives to act in accordance with required standards of behaviour.
Is the data aggregated and treated to protect privacy and confidentiality of each individual?
Data have been treated appropriately to minimise the potential for identification of individuals or organisations. For example, replacing date of birth with age group, substituting street address with postcode.
What controls are in place to protect the data and ensure access is only available to those who are authorised and approved to access it?
There are practical controls on the way the data is accessed—both from a technology perspective and considering the physical environment.
What controls are in place to ensure the outputs of the analysis are appropriate and non-disclosive?
A final check of the statistical findings, before they are released, to minimise risk of identifying individuals or organisations. Methods used at this stage include suppressing small numbers and aggregating results.