Data and Statistics Bill

40 When Statistician may disclose identifying data to individual, public sector agency, or organisation

(1)

The Statistician may disclose identifying data to an individual, public sector agency, or organisation (individual, agency, or organisation A) if—

(a)

the Statistician collected the data from individual, agency, or organisation A under this Act; or

(b)

the Statistician collected the data from another individual, public sector agency, or organisation but individual, agency, or organisation A is authorised, under a provision contained in any legislation (other than this section), to access the data.

(2)

Before disclosing identifying data as described in subsection (1), the Statistician may modify the data.

(3)

Before disclosing identifying data as described in subsection (1)(b), the Statistician must obtain the agreement of the individual, public sector agency, or organisation that provided the identifying data to the Statistician.

(4)

In this section, identifying data means data that identifies any individual or organisation.