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  • Data quality

    We expect the data acquired will be of good quality as per the sample data collected under notice to the data providers.

    Data will be transformed into a standardised format and validated to ensure that it contains the required data elements prior to loading onto our computer systems.

    Learn more about:

    • How we undertake data matching
    • How we protect your personal information
    • Our quality assurance framework
    • Why we undertake data matching
    • The costs and benefits of data matching

    Data retention

    The collection of data under this program protocol is expected to occur periodically throughout the period March 2019 to July 2020.

    We are seeking to have the Privacy Commissioner exercise her discretion and allow the ATO to vary from the data destruction requirements contained in the Guidelines.

    We are seeking to retain each financial year’s data for seven years from the receipt of the last instalment of data on the basis that its retention is required for the protection of public revenue. We intend to undertake a review by the seven year anniversary to determine whether the exemption should be extended.

    Destroying the data earlier than the requested timeframe would put public revenue at risk as it would hinder our ability to identify individuals and businesses’ cryptocurrency activity and who may not be meeting their registration, reporting, lodgment and/or payment obligations.

    Data is managed and destroyed in accordance with the requirements of the Guidelines and the National Archives of Australia's General Disposal Authority 24 - Records relating to Data Matching Exercises.

    See the Submission to the Information Commissioner setting out the basis for seeking the variation to the data destruction guidelines and its impacts on individual privacy.

      Last modified: 29 Apr 2019QC 58683