More than one hundred census-takers in the Bratislava's largest borough of Petržalka resigned in the midst of the census as a response to unfriendly emotional reactions they encountered from the general public, the press secretary of the Petržalka local government, Maria Grebeňová-Laczová, told the TASR newswire on May 25.
"The idle chatter in the media on [the lack of] anonymity and the identification numbers has led to a high turnover among people willing to take part in this task [as census-takers]. I view the whole discussion as a gross display of irresponsibility involving the Interior Ministry, the Statistics Office and the Office for the Protection of Personal Data," stated the mayor of Petrzalka, Vladimír Bajan.
The Petržalka local council has managed to find replacements for the census-takers who resigned, the spokesperson said.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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26. May 2011 at 10:00