All information supplied to the CSO is treated as strictly confidential. The Statistics Act, 1993 sets stringent confidentiality standards: Information collected may be used only for statistical purposes, and no details that might be related to an identifiable person or business undertaking may be divulged to any other government department or body.
These national statistical confidentiality provisions are reinforced by the following EU legislation:
- Council Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics
for data collected for EU statistical purposes.
Further details are outlined in the CSO's Code of Practice on Statistical Confidentiality.