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Protecting privacy

We protect the privacy of the information we hold under a comprehensive set of data governance arrangements involving designated data custodians, the AIHW Ethics Committee, audit activities and physical and IT security. These multiple layers of defence ensure that data are accessed only by authorised personnel for appropriate purposes in a secure environment.

For a general overview of how we protect the privacy of individuals, our legal obligations and our data custody and governance arrangements, see our Privacy Policy on our website at www.aihw.gov.au/privacy-policy.

The Five Safes Framework, adopted in November 2018, is a risk assessment framework, which considers strategic, privacy, security, ethical and operational risks when sharing or releasing our data. The framework supports the provision of safe and appropriate access to our data, and is progressively being fully integrated into our operations.