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Statistics Office insists census will be anonymous

The Statistics Office of the Slovak Republic has rejected allegations made in internet discussion groups that data that people enter on census forms could be abused and has assured people that this Sunday’s census of citizens, houses and apartments will be anonymous.

The Statistics Office of the Slovak Republic has rejected allegations made in internet discussion groups that data that people enter on census forms could be abused and has assured people that this Sunday’s census of citizens, houses and apartments will be anonymous.

The office was responding to information spread via the internet and social networks alleging that the Statistics Office would be able to connect the forms to specific people thanks to the unique identifier code attached to each filled-in form, the SITA newswire wrote. Speaking at a briefing on Tuesday, May 17, head of the Statistics Office Ľudmila Benkovičová said that this was distorted information that intimidates people and may jeopardise the census. The Statistics Office will protect itself against such rumour-mongers in legal terms, Benkovičová added.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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