Information presented on this website is the property of the Bureau of Statisticsl (BoS) and thus BoS reserves the right to update or withdraw information at any time.
Information obtained from the site may be freely used provided that the source is clearly stated and the material is not reproduced for sale. However, as with all statistical estimates the information presented are subject to errors and BOS shall not be made liable for any loss if the information is used directly.
Confidentiality is one of the hallmarks of the operation of this organisation and to date there has been no breach of confidentiality in its numerous years of operation. There are severe penalties under the Act for breaches of confidentiality. BoS cannot therefore divulge information about suppliers of its data to anyone. The Bureau of Statistics also has an excellent reputation for maintaining the integrity and availability of its data. All BoS Information systems are protected against unauthorised disclosure, modification or destruction, whether intentional or unintentional.
Our Legal Obligations
There are a variety of legislative instruments, regulations and codes of practice regulating the work of the Bureau. There is one which applies to all data and systems under which we all have responsibilities.
Statistics Act 1965
This Act gives protection to personal data, relating to living individuals, held in certain types of manual files as well as those processed by computer.
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