Data security carries the highest priority for the Census. Confidentiality is vital to public confidence in the integrity of the Census.
All persons working with the Census sign an undertaking in accordance with the Census Act (2022 Census) Regulations 2022, to protect the privacy of information. It is a criminal offence to disclose personal Census data.
The information you provide on the Census questionnaires is protected by strict legal confidentiality provisions of the Census Act 1951 and the Data Protection Act 2004. All information given is treated in the STRICTEST CONFIDENCE.
The Government Statistics Office holds and processes personal data in accordance with the Gibraltar General Data Protection Regulation (Gibraltar GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2004. The information you provide on the Census questionnaires is protected by the provisions of the Census Act 1951 and the Data Protection Act 2004.
We collect information from your questionnaire under our statutory objective to promote and safeguard the production of official statistics that serve the public good. The personal data you provide on your Census questionnaire will only ever be used for statistical purposes. Statistics are anonymised before publication, so no personal details are released. Furthermore, the statistics are published in a manner that protects the identification of any particular person, as required by the law.
Names and addresses are retained purely for Census purposes and are removed from the data used for tabulation - they are not accessible to anyone requesting Census data.
Once the results of the Census are published and the exercise has concluded, the information obtained from the Census questionnaires is transferred to the Government Archivist, who keeps the Census records secure for 100 years before they are made available to the public.
Further information can be found at privacy notice.