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Security standards

The Network operates according to the principles of the “5 Safes of Data Sharing”, which are explained by this video created by the UK Data Service.

Safe data

Administrative data is, by its very nature, very detailed and therefore very sensitive. It contains a lot of directly or indirectly identifying information about individuals and organisations.

To ensure the safety of the data as much as possible, the data are de-identified and linked or matched by a trusted third party, such as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) or the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA). The process is explained in this video:


Page last updated: 10/05/2017