Data and Statistics Bill

Part 5 Access to data for research

Subpart 1—Access to data held by Statistics New Zealand

Authorising access to data for research

48 When Statistician may authorise access to data for research

(1)

The Statistician may authorise an individual, public sector agency, or organisation to access, for research, data that is held by Statistics New Zealand if the Statistician is satisfied that—

(a)

the proposed research is in the public interest (see section 49); and

(b)

the individual, public sector agency, or organisation seeking access to the data is an appropriate researcher (see section 50); and

(c)

the access to the data is subject to appropriate measures to protect the privacy, confidentiality, and security of the data (see section 51); and

(d)

a certificate of confidentiality has been provided to Statistics New Zealand in accordance with section 42(2) by,—

(i)

in the case of an individual, the individual:

(ii)

in the case of a public sector agency or organisation, each individual seeking access to the data on behalf of the public sector agency or organisation; and

(e)

in the case of an individual or organisation that is an overseas person, the requirements of section 52 have been met.

(2)

The Statistician may impose conditions relating to the following on any access authorised under subsection (1):

(a)

access to and use of the data:

(b)

publication or disclosure of the results of the research.

(3)

The Statistician’s decision under this section is subject to any applicable access conditions specified under section 33.