The Guiding Principles

The Commission has some guiding principles, regulating its activities, among
other things:

• Impartiality
• Fulfillment of citizens’ entitlement to public information.
• Decisions made strictly on professional considerations, scientific principles and
professional ethics regarding the methods and procedures for collection,
processing, storage and dissemination of statistical data
• Choice of the right sources of statistical data drawn from various sources such as
surveys or administrative records on the basis of quality, timeliness, costs and the
burden on respondents.
• Ensuring that individual data collected for statistical compilation shall be strictly
confidential and used exclusively for statistical purposes
• Adhering to the use of international statistical concepts, standards and methods so
as to promote consistency and efficiency of the statistical system.