Confidentiality Rule

According to our [Statistics Act: Third Regular Session 1988; Public Law No. 5-77; Congressional Bill No. 5-256, C.D.1] all information collected by the FSM Statistics Unit — whether from an individual, business, or organization — will be kept in confidence. This means that any officer or employee of the Statistics Unit, including any contracted persons, provided with data pursuant to section 11 of the above act, shall not:

  • 1. Use the information for any purpose other than for the purpose of conducting a census, sample survey, gathering statistical data, or for compiling and disseminating tabulations or other statistical materials
  • 2. Make any publication whereby the data furnished by any particular establishment or individual can be identified.
  • 3. Permit anyone other than sworn employees of the Statistics Unit to examine the individual reports.