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Expert Meeting on Modernizing Statistical Legislation

Expert Meeting on Modernizing Statistical Legislation


03 - 05 November 2020

The UNECE Expert Meeting on Modernizing Statistical Legislation took place as an online meeting with two sessions on Tuesday, 3 November and Thursday, 5 November 2020.

Document title
Documents Presentations
  Concept note


  Provisional programme  PDF  
  Summary of discussions and conclusions PDF  
Session 1: The right to privacy and the right to live in an informed society 
Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 13:00-15:35 CET
  Session chair: Ms. Ieva Zaceste, Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia    
  Dr. Edina Harbinja, Aston Law: The right to privacy and data protection vs. the right to be informed: Frameworks and the role of official statistics and statistical production   PPT
  Ms. Jekaterina Macuka, Chief Data Protection Officer of Latvia: Lawfulness of personal data processing from GDPR perspective    PPT
  Mr. Massimo Attoresi, Office of the European Data Protection Supervisor: Statistics and privacy and data protection EU legal framework. Challenges from a data driven world also in the light of the Guidance on Modernizing Statistical Legislation    PPT
  Mr. Marc Titus D. Cebreros, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: The rights to privacy and statistical information under international human rights law   PPT
  Mr. Gabriel Gamez, United Nations Statistics Division: Data privacy vs. informed Covid-19 international response    PPT
Session 2: Data access, use and exchange through a legal lens 
Thursday, 5 November 2020, 13:00-16:00 CET
  Session chair: Ms. Nicola Shearman, United Kingdom Statistics Authority    
  Ms. Anahit Safyan, Statistical Committee of Armenia: Access to administrative data – the  perspective of Armenia   PPT
  Mr. Mart Mägi, Statistics Estonia: Data access, use and exchange on different maturity levels   PPT
  Ms. Adrienne Harrington and Mr. Paul Morrin, Central Statistics Office of Ireland: Secondary data acquisition and management in Ireland; legal, governance and relationship building issues   PPT
  Mr. Albrecht Wirthmann, Eurostat: Access to privately held data and related regulation at the European Union level   PPT
  Mr. Jon Hussey, Barclays Payments: Developing live country economic indicators through payments data    PPT
  Mr. Simon Whitworth, United Kingdom Statistics Authority: Experience of the National Statisticians' Data Ethics Committee   PPT
  Mr. Julien Dupont, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: International challenges   PPT
  Additional resources:    
  CES Guidance on Modernizing Statistical Legislation (2018) English Russian