Legal Basis for Statistical Inquiries
The Statistics Act, 1993 provides the legal basis for all statistical inquiries, both statutory (i.e obligatory) and voluntary, undertaken by the CSO.
The Act provides a statutory guarantee that identifiable information collected in the course of CSO inquiries will be treated as strictly confidential and will be used only for statistical purposes.
The CSO assigns the highest priority to ensuring that information relating to identifable survey respondents is never revealed. Only aggregate results are published.