Law On Statistics For Federal Purposes

Original Language Title: Gesetz über die Statistik für Bundeszwecke

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Federal Statistics Act (BStatG)

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BStatG

Date of expander: 22.01.1987

Full quote:

" Federal Statistics Act of 22 December 1987. January 1987 (BGBl. 462, 565), as last amended by Article 13 of the Law of 25. July 2013 (BGBl. I p. 2749) "

:Last modified by Art. 13 G v. 25.7.2013 I 2749

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§ 1 Statistics for Federal Purposes

Statistics for federal purposes (Federal Statistics) has a federally structured overall system The task of the official statistics is to collect, collect, prepare, present and analyse data on mass phenomena on an ongoing basis. The principles of neutrality, objectivity and scientific independence apply to them. It gains the data using scientific knowledge and using the appropriate methods and information techniques. The results of the Federal Statistical Office provide a breakdown of social, economic and ecological links for the federal government, the federal states, including municipalities and community associations, society, science and research. Federal statistics are a prerequisite for a policy geared to the principle of social rule. The individual data collected for the Federal Statistics are used exclusively for the purposes laid down by this Act or by another piece of federal statistical law. Non-official table of contents

§ 2 Federal Statistical

(Statistisches Bundesamt) (1) The Federal Statistical Office is an independent federal authority in the business area of the Federal Statistical Office. Federal Minister of the Interior.(2) The President of the Federal Statistical Office shall be appointed by the Federal President on a proposal from the Federal Government.(3) The Federal Statistical Office shall carry out its tasks in accordance with the requirements of the competent Federal Ministers within the framework of a programme of tasks coordinated with the financial programming and the available budgetary resources on the basis of the respective tasks. appropriate methods. Non-official table of contents

§ 3 Tasks of the Federal Statistical Office

(1) The task of the Federal Statistical Office is to: subject to the regulation in Section 26 (1) or other legislation,
1.
a)
Statistics for federal purposes (federal statistics) methodically and technically in consultation with the prepare and further develop statistical offices of the countries,
b)
on the uniform and timely implementation of the survey and preparation programmes of Federal statistics by the countries,
c)
The results of the federal statistics in the required factual and regional breakdown for the federal government as well as to be published and presented for general purposes,
d)
Individual information in accordance with this Act or any other law applicable to: scientific purposes; the responsibility of the countries to carry out this task remains unaffected
2.
a)
Collect and prepare federal statistics if and as far as this or any other of these statistics are concerned. Federal law is intended or the participating countries agree, as well as
b)
To carry out additional preparations for federal purposes and special preparations, to the extent that the Statistical offices of the Länder do not carry out this preparation themselves
3.
on behalf of the top federal authorities Statistics in accordance with § 8 to
4.
To compile statistics from other countries, the European Union and international organisations and to produce their results for general purposes publish and represent,
5.
to work on the objective, time and spatial coordination of the statistics or statistical preparations in the Numbers 1 to 3 and in § § 8 and 26 (1),
6.
in the preparation of the program of federal statistics and the law-and general Administrative regulations of the Federal Republic of Germany, which affect federal statistics,
7.
National accounts and other total systems of statistical data for federal purposes, as well as to publish and display them for general purposes,
8.
to conduct the Federal Statistical Information System, and to the Coordination of special databases of other federal agencies; the same applies, insofar as the federal government is involved in corresponding projects outside the federal administration,
9.
to simplify and improve data acquisition and processing for the purposes of federal statistics on numbering plans and federal efforts for automation of administrative procedures and court proceedings; the same applies to the extent to which the federal government is involved in corresponding projects outside the federal administration,
10.
advising the federal authorities on the awarding of research contracts regarding the collection and provision of statistical data as well as on behalf of the supreme federal authorities on the (2)statistical offices of the Länder and the others with the implementation of the provisions of the Federal Statistical Office shall be responsible for carrying out research contracts, drawing up a report and carrying out other work of a statistical and similar
. Federal Statistics entrust to the Federal Statistical Office at the request of individual data, as far as this is necessary for the methodological and technical preparation of federal statistics and the further development referred to in paragraph 1 (1) (a) or (b) Implementation of preparations as referred to in paragraph 1 (2) (b) shall be required; the same shall apply to the fulfilment of the relevant tasks of the Federal Office in the supra-and international field.(3) In the case of national statistics, which have a federal interest in their national compilation, the Federal Statistical Office may carry out the tasks referred to in paragraph 1 (1), in so far as the countries concerned agree. Non-official table of contents

§ 3a Cooperation of statistical offices

(1) The Federal Statistical Office and the statistical offices of the Länder may, insofar as they are responsible for the performance of federal statistics and for other work of a statistical nature within the framework of federal statistics, the execution of individual works or the necessary assistance measures by administrative arrangement or transfer to other statistical offices on the basis of an administrative arrangement. Excluded from this are the use of information for the exchange of information and the enforcement of the obligation to provide information.(2) The statistical work referred to in paragraph 1 shall also include the provision of data to science. Non-official table of contents

§ 4 Statistical Advisory Council

(1) The Federal Statistical Office (Statistisches Bundesamt) is a Statistical Advisory Council.(2) The Statistical Advisory Council has the task of advising the Federal Statistical Office on fundamental questions.(3) In the Statistical Advisory Council are represented
1.
the Federal Ministries with ten seats as well as the Federal Audit Office, the Deutsche Bundesbank and the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, each with one seat,
2.
the statistical offices of the Countries with one seat each,
3.
the Statistical Office of the European Union, with a seat,
4.
the communal top confederations each with one seat,
5.
the commercial economy with seven seats, as well as the liberal professions with a seat and the employers ' associations with a seat,
6.
the unions with three seats,
7.
the agriculture with two seats,
8.
the environmental associations with a seat,
9.
the science with five seats, including two seats each for the economics institutes and for the universities.
The management of the Statistical Advisory Board is the responsibility of the Federal Statistical Office. The Statistical Advisory Council is chaired by the President of the Federal Statistical Office. In the event of a decision, the President of the Federal Statistical Office and the members referred to in points 1 to 3 shall have only advisory votes.(4) The Statistical Advisory Council shall adopt its rules of procedure.(5) The State Governments shall be invited to attend the meetings of the Statistical Advisory Council. Your representatives must be heard at all times.(6) The members referred to in paragraph 3 (4) to (9) shall be appointed by the President of the Federal Statistical Office on a proposal from the associations and bodies concerned, and the competent Federal Minister shall designate the eligible associations and bodies and bodies. Facilities.(7) The Statistical Advisory Council may set up specialised committees or working groups for certain subject areas. Experts may be consulted on the meetings of the Statistical Advisory Council, the specialised committees and the working groups. The Federal Ministries are to be invited to attend the meetings of the specialised committees and working groups, and to listen to them at any time.(8) The activity in the Statistical Advisory Council, in the specialised committees and in the working groups is voluntary. Non-official table of contents

§ 5 Order of Federal Statistics

(1) Federal statistics will be statistics, if applicable in this law or in any other Nothing else is determined by law, by law. The legislation should also take into account the information needs of the countries.(2) The Federal Government is authorized to provide economic and environmental statistics for companies, businesses and workplaces, as well as other statistics, which are carried out as federal statistics, by means of a legal regulation with the consent of the Federal Council for a period of up to three years, provided the following conditions are met:
1.
The Results of federal statistics must be required for the performance of certain federal purposes already in place at the time of the survey,
2.
the Federal Statistics may cover only a limited number of persons,
3.
The estimated costs of the respective federal statistics without the costs of publication may be taken at the time of publication. The Federal Government and the Länder, including the municipalities and municipal associations, together do not exceed two million euros for the surveys within one year.
Economic and environmental statistics may be required to provide information on the basis of information. Statistics may only be arranged without the obligation to provide information.(3) The Federal Government shall report to the German Bundestag every two years, for the first time in 1988, a report on the statistics arranged in accordance with paragraph 2, and on the statistics pursuant to § 7. The estimated costs incurred by the Federal Government and the Länder, including the municipalities and municipal associations, shall be shown. In addition, the burden on the respondents is to be dealt with.(4) The Federal Government is empowered to suspend the implementation of federal statistics or the collection of individual features by means of a legal regulation with the consent of the Federal Council for up to four years, to extend the periodicity, to extend the survey dates. If the results are no longer required or no longer required in the originally intended detail or frequency, or if the actual conditions for a federal statistical system are not required, the results of the survey are to be limited to the number of respondents. have been omitted or have substantially changed. In addition, the Federal Government is empowered to transfer, by means of a legal regulation with the consent of the Federal Council, up to four years from the consultation provided for in a law with a duty of information for a survey without obligation to provide information, if: and as far as sufficient results of federal statistics can be obtained by questioning without the obligation to provide information.(5) Federal statistics, where data are used exclusively from generally accessible sources, do not require any order by law or regulation. The same applies to federal statistics, which use data exclusively from public registers, in so far as the Federal Statistical Office or the statistical offices of the Länder have a special right of access in a legal provision. shall be granted to those registers. Non-official table of contents

§ 6 Measures for the preparation and implementation of federal statistics

(1) The Federal Statistical Office and the Statistical Office Federal statistics can be used to prepare and implement federal statistics for the preparation and implementation of federal statistics
1.
for clarification of the county of the interrogators and their statistical allocation,
2.
Questionnaire and survey procedures for their expediency.
For federal statistics without the obligation to provide information, there is also no obligation to provide information for the information given in paragraphs 1 and 2. In the case of federal statistics with the obligation to provide information, this shall apply only to the information referred to in point 2. The information referred to in points 1 and 2 shall be deleted at the earliest possible date, and the information referred to in point 1 shall be deleted at the latest after the relevant information to be collected in the course of the implementation of the relevant federal statistics is based on its consistency and The information referred to in point 2 has been verified at the latest 3 years after the test has been carried out. In the case of the particulars referred to in point 2, the name and address shall be separated from the other data at the earliest possible date and shall be kept separately.(2) The information referred to in paragraph 1 (1) may be used for the establishment and management of the statistical register in accordance with Article 1 (1) of the Statistical Register Act, provided that it is intended to prepare and carry out economic activities by means of legislation. and environmental statistics.(3) The Federal Statistical Office and the statistical offices of the Länder can also be used to prepare a piece of legislation ordering a federal statistic
1.
for the determination of the circle of the respondents and their statistical classification Data collected,
2.
Questionnaire and survey procedures test for their usefulness.
The information given in points 1 and 2 does not require any information to be provided. They shall be deleted at the earliest possible date, and the information referred to in point 2 shall be deleted no later than three years after the trial has been carried out. In the case of the particulars referred to in point 2, the name and address shall be separated from the other data at the earliest possible date and shall be kept separately.(4) In the calendar year, a company with fewer than 50 employees shall be included in a maximum of three sample surveys for federal statistics with a duty to provide information. Surveys carried out several times in the calendar year are considered to be a single survey.

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§ 7 Surveys for special purposes

(1) To meet a short-term data requirement for the purposes of preparation and justification Decisions by the supreme federal authorities may be carried out without the obligation to provide information if a supreme federal authority requests such federal statistics.(2) In order to clarify scientific-methodological questions in the field of statistics, federal statistics may be carried out without the obligation to provide information.(3) The Federal Statistical Office shall be entitled to carry out the federal statistics referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2, in so far as this is not the case in the cases referred to in paragraph 1, by the statistical offices of the Länder within the national authorities ' Periods and in the cases referred to in paragraph 2 shall not be carried out by the statistical offices of the countries themselves.(4) Federal statistics referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 may each cover a maximum of 20,000 respondents.(5) Repeal surveys may also be permitted for the purpose of presenting a course of up to five years after the initial survey. Non-official table of contents

§ 8 Processing of data from the administrative implementation

(1) Insofar as the federal administration offices are responsible for The statistical processing of such data may be transferred to the Federal Statistical Office in whole or in part, or collect data in any other way. The Federal Statistical Office, with the consent of the issuing body, is entitled to present and publish statistical results for general purposes from the processed data.(2) Special provisions in a piece of legislation ordering federal statistics shall remain unaffected. Non-official table of contents

§ 9 Regulatory scope of federal statistical legislation

(1) The legislation to be applied to federal statistics must be: determine the characteristics of the survey, the auxiliary characteristics, the type of survey, the reporting period or the date of reference, the periodicity and the circle of the persons to be surveyerd.(2) Running numbers and serial numbers for the implementation of federal statistics require a provision in the legal provision in the federal statistics only in so far as they contain information on personal or factual circumstances which go beyond the characteristics of the survey and the auxiliary. Non-official table of contents

§ 10 Surveys and auxiliary properties

(1) Federal statistics are based on survey and auxiliary characteristics created. Survey characteristics shall include information on personal and factual circumstances which are intended for statistical use. Auxiliary characteristics are information which is used for the technical implementation of federal statistics. For other purposes, they may only be used, as far as paragraph 2 or any other law allows.(2) The name of the congregation, the block side and the geographical grid cell may be used for the regional allocation of the survey characteristics. The remaining parts of the address may be used for the allocation to block pages and geographical grid cells for a period of up to four years after the completion of the respective survey. Special regulations in a piece of legislation to be arranged in a federal statistical system remain unaffected.(3) The side of the block within a municipal area is the side with the same street name from the area enclosed by street intakes or comparable boundaries. A geographic grid cell is a territorial unit that is square in relation to a given map projection and is at least 1 hectare in size. Non-official table of contents

§ 11 Survey forms

(1) If the survey results are to be completed by the survey, the answers to the survey data are to be found on the To impart a collection of surveys in the given form.(2) The accuracy of the information shall be confirmed by signature, insofar as it is provided for in the collection of the survey.(3) The survey forms shall not contain any questions concerning personal or factual circumstances beyond the characteristics of the survey and the auxiliary.(4) The legal basis of the respective federal statistics and the auxiliary characteristics used in their implementation shall be indicated on the survey data collection. Non-official table of contents

§ 11a Electronic data transfer

(1) As far as bodies performing the tasks of the public administration are responsible, data by means of standardised electronic data exchange formats, these are also to be used in the transmission of data to be collected for federal statistics. Otherwise, electronic procedures shall be used after consultation of the statistical offices with the authorities concerned.(2) Where undertakings and undertakings are provided with electronic procedures for the transmission of data to be collected for federal statistics, they shall be obliged to use these procedures. In order to avoid unreasonable hardship, the competent authority may, on request, allow an exemption. Non-official table of contents

§ 12 Separation and deletion of auxiliary properties

(1) Auxiliary characteristics are, as far as paragraph 2, § 10, para. 2, § 13 or any other Do not specify otherwise, as soon as the statistical offices have completed the verification of the characteristics of the survey and the auxiliary to their conclusiveness and completeness. They must be separated from the survey characteristics at the earliest possible date and must be kept separately.(2) In the case of periodic surveys for the purpose of federal statistics, the auxiliary characteristics required for the determination of the circle of the required surveys to be interrogated may be kept separately, insofar as they are required for subsequent surveys. After the end of the period of recurrent surveys, they are to be deleted. Non-official table of contents

§ 13 Address Files

(1) The Federal Statistical Office and the statistical offices of the Länder are responsible for the Area of responsibility Address files, insofar as they concern economic and environmental statistics in companies, businesses and workplaces, and are required
1.
in the preparation of federal statistics
a)
to detect the survey units,
b)
to select the one to sample by mathematical method Survey units to include
c)
to draw up rotation plans and limit the burden on respondents
2.
in the collection of federal statistics for
a)
the shipping of the questionnaires,
b)
the input control and for queries to the Respondents,
3.
for the preparation of federal statistics for
a)
checking the results for their accuracy,
b)
statistical maps and Evaluations,
c)
Sample Hochinvoices.
(2) The following auxiliary and survey characteristics may be used to guide the address files referred to in paragraph 1 Economic and environmental statistics are used in enterprises, businesses and workplaces, as well as from generally accessible sources:
1.
Names and addresses as well as the geo-ordinates of the survey units, in the case of companies also of their parts and their authorized agents for statistical information the telecommunications terminal numbers, the company headquarters and the head office, as well as the names of the owners or managers of the companies,
2.
legal form in the case of a company,
3.
economic activity, entries in the craft role and in the list of the holder of a holding of a craft or of a craft or of a craft trade-related trades, type of activities carried out, place and number of registration in the register of trade, cooperative, association or partnership registers, identification marks for the identification of trade advertisements and membership of a trade fair Organschaft,
4.
Number of Persons Active,
5.
Labeling of statistics to which the company or the enterprise reports,
6.
date of inclusion in the address file.
For each survey unit, an identification number is assigned. It shall not contain any name in accordance with the first sentence of the first sentence of 1 and no other features exceeding the first sentence of the first sentence of 1 to 6.(3) The Federal Statistical Office and the statistical offices of the Länder shall share the characteristics referred to in the first sentence of paragraph 2 and the identification numbers referred to in the second sentence and the respective amendments to the extent that address files are to be carried out in their area of competence.(4) The characteristics referred to in the first sentence of paragraph 2 and the identification numbers referred to in the second sentence of paragraph 2, together with the identification numbers in the data sets with the survey characteristics of the survey units, shall be deleted as soon as they no longer apply for the purposes referred to in paragraph 1. is needed.(5) The provisions of federal statistics which provide for the management of files shall remain unaffected. Non-official table of contents

§ 13a Merge of data

To the extent that statistical information is obtained without additional statistical information Data from statistics according to § 13 (1), data from the statistical register, data according to the Administrative Data Use Act and data obtained from the statistical offices of the Federal Government and the Länder from generally accessible data may be obtained from the statistical offices of the Federal Government. Gaining sources, bringing together. Non-official table of contents

§ 14 Survey officer

(1) When carrying out a federal statistic, survey officers are to be used. they provide the assurance of reliability and secrecy. Survey officers may not be used if, on the basis of their professional activity or for other reasons, there is reason to concern that findings from the activity as a survey officer are used to the detriment of the respondents .(2) Survey officers may not use the findings obtained from their activity in other procedures or for other purposes. They shall also be required to write such findings in writing, which are occasionally obtained from time to time, for the protection of statistical secrecy pursuant to § 16 and for secrecy. The obligation shall also apply after the termination of its activity.(3) Survey officers shall be obliged to follow the instructions of the survey bodies. In carrying out their duties, they shall have to be expleted.(4) Survey officers shall be informed of their rights and obligations. Non-official table of contents

§ 15 obligation to provide information

(1) The legal provision ordering a federal statistic has to determine whether and to what extent the survey is to be carried out with or without the obligation to provide information. All natural and legal persons of private and public law, associations of persons, federal and state authorities, as well as municipalities and associations of municipalities are required to reply to the information required by the authorities. of the European Union.(2) The obligation to provide information exists in relation to the authorities and persons responsible for carrying out the federal statistics.(3) The reply is truthful to be given in full and within the time limits set by the statistical offices of the federal and state governments. The response is given if the duly completed survey vordaes
1.
when transmitted in written form of the collection point,
2.
when transmitted in electronic form by the institution designated for reception in the case of the
the
is, unless otherwise specified in a piece of legislation, to grant the recipient a cost-free and postage free basis.(4) If the survey officers are used, the questions contained in the survey items can be answered orally, in writing or electronically.(5) Where, in the cases referred to in paragraph 4, the information is given in writing or in electronic form, the completed survey forms shall be handed out to the survey officer or to be handed over in closed envelope or to be delivered to the collection centre; to be sent there or to be transmitted electronically.(6) The opposition and the action taken against the request for the exchange of information shall not have suspensive effect. Non-official table of contents

§ 16 Secrecy

(1) details of personal and factual circumstances that are made for federal statistics , shall be kept secret by the officials and the public service charged with carrying out federal statistics, unless otherwise specified by specific legislation. This does not apply to
1.
Individual information, in its submission or publication of the respondents in writing,
2.
details from generally accessible sources, if they relate to the public authorities referred to in Article 15 (1), including: where an obligation to provide information exists on the basis of a piece of legislation ordering a federal statistic,
3.
Individual data provided by the Federal Statistical Office or the Federal Statistical Office statistical offices of the countries with the individual data of other respondent and are presented in statistical results,
4.
Not to be assigned to the respondents or those affected.
§ § 93, 97, 105 (1), § 111 (5) in conjunction with § 105 (1) and § 116 (1) of the German Tax Code of 16. March 1976 (BGBl. 613; 1977 I p. 269), as last amended by Article 1 of the Act of 19. December 1985 (BGBl. 2436), do not apply to persons and entities, insofar as they are entrusted with the implementation of federal, state or local statistics.(2) The transmission of individual data between the persons and bodies responsible for carrying out a federal statistics shall be permitted insofar as this is necessary for the production of federal statistics. In addition, the transmission of individual data between the statistical offices involved in a cooperation according to § 3a and the central processing and use of these individual data is permitted in one or more statistical offices.(3) The Federal Statistical Office may submit to the statistical offices of the Länder the individual data relating to their respective survey area for special preparations at the regional level. The Federal Statistical Office and the statistical offices of the Länder may submit individual data from federal statistics for the compilation of the national accounts of the Federal Government and of the Länder.(4) For use in relation to the legislative bodies and for the purposes of planning, but not for the regulation of individual cases, the Federal Statistical Office and the statistical offices of the Federal Statistical Office of the Federal Republic of Germany shall be allowed to Countries tables with statistical results are transmitted, even if the table fields have only one case. The transmission in accordance with the first sentence is only permissible if the transmission of individual data to the highest federal or state authorities is permitted in the legislation which is to be arranged in a federal statistical system.(5) For statistical purposes only, the Federal Statistical Office and the statistical offices of the Länder may submit individual data to the authorities of the municipalities and associations responsible for the implementation of statistical tasks, if the transmission is provided for in a law ordering a federal statistic, and the nature and scope of the individual data to be transmitted are determined. Transmission shall be permitted only if national law ensures that these bodies are separated from other local administrative offices and that statistical confidentiality is ensured by organisation and procedures.(6) For the implementation of scientific projects, the Federal Statistical Office and the statistical offices of the Länder may provide individual information to universities or other institutions with the task of independent scientific research. where the individual information can only be attributed to a disproportionately large amount of time, costs and work force, and if the recipients are to be assigned to public officials, or for the public service, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 7. .(7) Persons who are to receive individual information pursuant to paragraph 6 shall be required to maintain secrecy before they are sent, provided that they are not responsible for public service or for the public service. Section 1 (2), (3) and (4) (2) of the Commitment Act of 2. March 1974 (BGBl. 469, Article 42), which is by law of 15. August 1974 (BGBl. I p. 1942) has been amended accordingly.(8) The particulars communicated under a specific legislation or paragraphs 4, 5 or 6 may only be used for the purposes for which they have been transmitted. In the cases referred to in paragraph 6, they shall be deleted as soon as the scientific project has been carried out. In the case of the bodies to which individual information is to be provided, organisational and technical measures must ensure that only public officials, particularly those who are responsible for the public service or who have pledged to the public in accordance with paragraph 7, first sentence, of Details are.(9) The transmission on the basis of a specific piece of legislation or in accordance with paragraphs 4, 5 or 6 shall be recorded in terms of content, body which is transmitted, the date and the purpose of the transfer to be recorded by the statistical offices. Records shall be kept for at least five years.(10) The obligation to maintain secrecy as referred to in paragraph 1 shall also apply to persons who are recipients of individual information pursuant to a specific piece of legislation, in accordance with paragraphs 5, 6 or tables referred to in paragraph 4. This shall not apply to obvious facts in the case of transmission as referred to in paragraph 4. Non-official table of contents

§ 17 Information

The respondents are to be informed in writing or electronically about
1.
The purpose, type, and scope of the survey,
2.
the statistical secrecy (§ 16),
3.
the obligation to provide information or the voluntary nature of the Exchange of information (§ 5 para. 2 and § 15),
4.
the separation and deletion (§ 12),
5.
the Rights and duties of the Inquiry Officers (§ 14),
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The exclusion of the suspensive effect of contradiction and action against the invitation to the Exchange of information (Section 15 (6)),
7.
The auxiliary and survey characteristics for the management of address files (§ 13 para. 2),
8.
the meaning and content of serial numbers and order numbers (§ 9 para. 2).
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§ 18 Statistical surveys of the European Communities

(1) Federal statistics relating to this law shall be subject to the following conditions: The provisions of paragraph 2 shall apply to the surveys carried out by directly applicable acts of the European Union, in so far as the acts of the European Union do not give any other effect.(2) In so far as the characteristics of the surveys arranged by direct acts of the European Union are not in accordance with the characteristics of a piece of legislation which rules a federal statistics, or are equivalent to those characteristics, the following shall be: the information voluntarily provided, unless the acts of the European Union expressly provide for information to be provided. Non-official table of contents

§ 19 Supra-and international tasks of the Federal Statistical Office

In the supra-and international field, the The Federal Statistical Office, in particular, the task of preparing statistical programmes and legislation, as well as the methodological and technical preparation and harmonization of statistics, as well as the preparation of economic and economic statistics. To contribute to the European Union and international organisations and to disseminate the results to the European Union and to international organisations, as well as to other systems of statistics and other systems of statistics. Non-official table of contents

§ 20 Costs of Federal Statistics

The costs of federal statistics are, as far as they are incurred by the federal authorities, of the Federal Statistics Office. The Federal Government, in other cases carried by the countries. Unofficial table of contents

§ 21 Prohibition of reidentification

A combination of individual data from federal statistics or such individual data with other information for the purposes of the production of a person, company, company or workplace covering outside the task of this Act or of the legal provision ordering federal statistics is prohibited. Non-official table of contents

§ 22 Penal rule

Anyone who is contrary to § 21 Individual data from federal statistics or such individual data with other data shall be punished with imprisonment of up to one year or a fine. Non-official table of contents

§ 23 fines specification

(1) Contrary to the law, who intentionally or negligently contrasts with § 15 (1) sentence 2, para. 2 and 3, sentence 1 does not provide information, not correct, not complete or not in good time.(2) The order is contrary to who
1.
does not grant an answer in the prescribed manner contrary to § 11, paragraph 1, or
2.
contrary to § 11a, paragraph 2, sentence 1, a procedure referred to in this article is not used.
(3) The administrative offence can be punished with a fine of up to five thousand euros. Non-official table of contents

§ 24 Administrative authority within the meaning of the Law on Administrative Offences (OWiG)

Managing authority within the meaning of section 36 (1) of the German Act on Administrative Offences (OWiG) the Law on Administrative Offences is the Federal Statistical Office, as far as federal statistics are available
1.
according to § 3 para. 1 no. 1 letter a in connection with § 6 para. 1 prepared or
2.
according to § 3 para. 1 no. 2 Point (a), also in conjunction with Section 5 (2) and (6) (1), or
3.
is processed on the basis of this or another federal law.
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§ 25 Suspensive Effect of Contradiction and Action against Land and Local Statistics

By Land Law may be determined that the opposition and action taken against the request to provide information in the conduct of country and local statistics, which are arranged by law, do not have suspensive effect. Non-official table of contents

§ 26 Transient rule

(1) Where the federal government has a federal minister or a body designated by it authorized to perform the tasks of Section 3 (1) (1) and (2) in whole or in part for certain federal statistics, authorisation shall only be granted if the responsible body is responsible for the separation of the tasks relating to the implementation of statistical tasks. are ensured by the other areas of responsibility and statistical confidentiality is ensured by organisation and procedures.(2) Where surveys are carried out on the basis of already existing federal statistics, the information may be requested as auxiliary characteristics required for technical implementation and the following purpose have:
1.
Determination of the identity of the queries required to be interrogated and required Determination of the address for the request for information, such as names and addresses, telephone and telex numbers,
2.
statistical allocation of the data to be interrogated, such as the Membership to survey and type of economic activity,
3.
Allocation and assessment of survey characteristics,
4.
Marking of the person concerned.
Marks according to point 4 are subject to special legislation only to the extent that they are provided by the statistical offices of the Federal Government or of the countries concerned cannot be attributed to those affected.(3) As far as legislation, which order a federal statistic and which is prior to the 31. In the case of information provided for in Article 16 (4) (1) or (6) above, the provisions of those provisions shall be repeal of that law no later than four years after the entry into force of this Act.(4) An obligation to provide information is also laid down in accordance with Section 15 (1) sentence 2, in so far as surveys are carried out on the basis of already existing federal statistics, and the answer is not expressly exempted. The Federal Government shall reimburse the German Bundestag until the end of the year. January 1988 a report on the question of which statistics are required to provide a legal obligation to provide information for the respondents and to what extent they are required to assess the purpose of the statistics, the interests of their users and the burden on the persons to be charged. Survey respondents should continue. In addition, the report states whether and to what extent the purpose pursued by this law may give rise to further changes in the individual statistical legislation. unofficial table of contents

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§ 28 Entry into force

This law enters into force with the exception of section 26 (1) on the day after the announcement. Section 26 (1) shall take place on 1 January 2008. 1 January 1989.