Privacy Notice - research uses of census microdata

Privacy notice - research uses of census microdata

Research uses of individual census records

If you returned a census form in Scotland in 2011, NRS holds your personal information. Access to census data that can identify households or individuals is strictly controlled by law. We are committed to protecting the confidentiality of census data, while also making sure that census data can be used to serve the public interest.

There are three ways that researchers can access personal census data for research and statistical purposes which are in the public interest:

  1. Microdata Products
  2. Custom microdata projects.
  3. Safeguarded and secure data tables

This privacy notice explains how we may share your personal information with researchers, how long we keep the data and how we protect your personal information to make sure nobody identifies you or your household in the data.

Contact Information

NRS Data Protection Officer
HM General Register House
2 Princes Street
Edinburgh
EH1 3YY

Tel: 0131 535 1314

Email: dataprotection@nrscotland.gov.uk