Privacy and Security

Data Linkage Systems Security Review (156 KB, PDF): In January 2017, the Data Linkage BranchThe specialist team at the Department of Health who are responsible for developing and maintaining the WA Data Linkage System, performing data linkage, and the facilitation of access to linked data. (DLBData Linkage Branch: the specialist team at the Department of Health who are responsible for developing and maintaining the WA Data Linkage System, performing data linkage, and the facilitation of access to linked data.) contracted an independent security review of its systems and processes, carried out by Asterisk Information Security. The scope of the review comprised all systems and resources within the remit of DLB.

Confidentiality and Security in the Data Linkage Branch (272 KB, PDF): This document is an abridged list of the standards used by the Data Linkage Branch (DLB) to manage and secure confidential information.

Linkage Quality

DLB’s Linkage Quality Paper (33.7 KB, PDF): This document contains a summary of how the Data Linkage Branch measures the quality of their data linkage processes and how they maximise linkage quality. 

The Data Linkage Branch also maintains a series of Linkage Quality Statements containing information on the core datasets we link: