Administrative data collections may contain sensitive information on the income, health or financial circumstances of individuals or households. The ADRN had strict procedures in place to protect people’s privacy.
The ADRN only granted access to administrative data when information directly identifying an individual, household or business had been removed.
De-identifying data removed information such as:
- full addresses
- exact date of birth
- National Insurance number
- National Health Service number
- tax reference number
Different data collections can be linked to carry out your research. We worked with trusted third parties to match data independently, safely and without compromising an individual’s identity.
Find out more about the de-identification process in this video: