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National Statistics, Republic of China (Taiwan)

 

Can I refuse to participate in the census if questions related to confidential personal information?

Article 20 of the Statistics Act prescribes that the respondent, whether an agency, a group, or an individual, has the duty to provide detailed and truthful information in the survey form. Furthermore, Article 45 of the Enforcement Rules of the Statistics Act prescribes that the statistical personnel of government agencies conducting the surveys shall keep all microdata obtained from various surveys in confidential. Except statistical analysis in its entirety, the microdata cannot be used for any other purposes. The public can therefore take part in the census with trust because all data collected remain confidential.