Don't worry about leaking personal information from the census
Economic Daily · China Economic Net reporter Lin Huocan
Ensuring that the census data is true, reliable, accurate and complete is the core requirement of the census. The data obtained in the census that can identify or infer the identity of a single census object must be kept strictly confidential, and no unit or individual may provide or disclose it to the outside world. The security of personal information is fully guaranteed.
With the approach of the seventh national census, various preparations are in full swing everywhere. Recently, there have been some voices of concern in society that the census may lead to the disclosure of personal information.
In fact, such concerns are unnecessary. Focusing on the hot topics in the census, the head of the Office of the 7th National Census Leading Group of the State Council accepted an interview with the reporter.
"The data obtained from the census that can identify or infer the identity of individual census objects must be kept strictly confidential, and no unit or individual can provide or disclose them. The security of personal information is fully guaranteed." The 7th National Population Census Leading Group of the State Council The head of the office said.
The census is a major survey of national conditions and national strength. It is the largest social mobilization in peacetime. It involves everyone, every family and every aspect of society. It requires understanding, support and cooperation from all walks of life and the public.
"Under the normalization of epidemic prevention and control this year, the census will require more joint efforts by the investigators and investigators." The person in charge said that the census is a huge social system project that requires strong leadership and strict organization. It also requires the active participation and cooperation of relevant departments and units.
With the gradual improvement of my country's socialist market economic system, especially the concept of administration according to law gradually gaining popularity, citizens' awareness of protecting their own rights and interests has also increased. The “Regulations of National Census” formally implemented on June 1, 2010 made clear provisions on the purpose of the census, census principles, census tasks, census targets, census scope, and organization and implementation of the census.
According to the "Regulations", the seventh national census conducted this year will be conducted electronically for census registration, which can be reported directly by the census taker using PAD or smart phone home registration data, or can be independently reported by the census target via the Internet. At the same time, the census will also make extensive use of departmental administrative records. By adding citizenship numbers to the setting of census indicators, it can be compared with the administrative records of public security and health departments.
In order to fully protect the lawful rights and interests of census subjects and win the census subjects' understanding, support, and cooperation with the census work, the Regulations have made strict provisions in protecting the rights of census subjects: First, the information provided by the census subjects shall be kept confidential according to law The second is the data obtained in the census that can identify or infer the identity of the individual census object. No unit or individual may provide or disclose it externally, nor as a basis for making specific administrative actions against the census object, or for purposes other than the census; The third is that the original census data obtained in the population census shall be preserved and destroyed in accordance with the relevant regulations of the state; the fourth is the legal responsibility for the act of leaking or providing others with information that can identify or infer the identity of individual census targets.
The "Regulations" also stipulates that the objects of the census should be truthful, accurate, complete and timely to provide the materials required for the census. The census object shall answer the relevant questions truthfully, shall not conceal the relevant situation, shall not provide false information, and shall not refuse or hinder the census.
"The "Regulations" makes very clear provisions for protecting the legitimate rights and interests of census targets. The information obtained during the census that can identify or infer the identity of individual census targets must be kept strictly confidential, and no unit or individual may provide or disclose them to the outside world. Population The census data should not be used as a basis for making specific administrative actions on the objects of the census, nor as a basis for evaluating the performance of the local people's government and for accountability." The official said, "The State Council's Notice on the Seventh National Census" also It is clearly stated that "the entire process of strengthening the protection of citizens' personal information, census agencies and their staff at all levels must strictly fulfill their confidentiality obligations, and it is strictly prohibited to disclose or sell citizens' personal information to any institution, unit, or individual."
The reporter learned that the seventh national census will adopt electronic means to carry out census registration. The change in the registration method reduces the intermediate links in data collection and reporting, improves the quality of census data, and strengthens the protection of personal information security.
Ensuring that the census data is true, reliable, accurate and complete is the core requirement of the census and an important criterion for measuring the success of the census. In order to ensure the quality of the census data, the "Regulations" made clear provisions. The person in charge said that in the statistical inspection carried out this year, the census work will be the key inspection content, and it will definitely promote the full compliance of the "Regulations" and improve the quality of the census data. During the seventh national census, the National Bureau of Statistics and statistical agencies of people's governments at and above the county level will set up reporting telephones and mailboxes to accept reports and supervision of illegal activities of the census from all walks of life.