Data Accessibility and Confidentiality in Population and Households Censuses. United Nations Regional Seminar on Census Data Dissemination and Spatial Analysis. Nairobi , Kenya, 14-17 September, 2010. Yacob Zewoldi, Eliahu Ben-Moshe.
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United Nations Regional Seminar on
Census Data Dissemination and Spatial Analysis
Nairobi, Kenya, 14-17 September, 2010
Yacob Zewoldi, Eliahu Ben-Moshe
The ultimate goal of any data collection exercise, including censuses, is to safely guard the confidentiality of such census information, while maximizing the accessibility of census data.
Individual data collected by statistical agencies for statistical compilation, whether they refer to natural or legal persons, are to be strictly confidential and used exclusively for statistical purposes
principle 6 of the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics
(i) Confidentiality in all aspects of data collection operations
(ii) Legal framework
(v) Training of staff and enumeration manuals
(vii) Data dissemination
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The strategic objectives of the ceneus include:
“implementing policies designed to safeguard the access of all users to census results”
Even if data are accurate, they do not have sufficient quality if they are produced too late to be useful, orcannot be easily accessed, or conflict with other credible data, or are too costly to produce