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431.01

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431.01

Federal Statistics Act

(FStatA)

of 9 October 1992 (Status as of 15 July 2012)

The Federal Assembly of the Swiss Confederation,

based on the Article 27sexies, 31quinquies paragraph 5 and 85 number 1 of the Federal Constitution1, and having considered the Federal Council Dispatch dated 30 October 19912,

decrees:

Section 1: General Provisions

Art. 1 Aim

Art. 2 Scope of application

Art. 3 Duties of the federal statistical bodies

Art. 4 Principles of data collection

Section 2: Power to Commission Surveys and Participation

Art. 5 Commissioning surveys

Art. 6 Obligations of the interviewees

Art. 7 Participation of the cantons and the communes

Art. 8 Participation of other agencies

Art. 9 Multi-year programme

Section 3: Organisation of Federal Statistics

Art. 10 Federal Statistical Office

Art. 11 Other federal statistics generators

Art. 12 Coordination

Art. 13 Committee for Federal Statistics

Section 4: Data Protection and Data Security

Art. 14 Data protection and official secrecy

Art. 14a Data links

Art. 15 Data security and data storage

Art. 16 Application of other data protection provisions

Art. 17 Data protection in the cantons

Section 5: Dissemination and Services

Art. 18 Dissemination

Art. 19 Other services

Art. 20 Re-use of data by third parties

Art. 21 Fees

Section 6: Criminal Provisions3

Art. 22 Violation of the disclosure obligation

Art. 23 Violation of data protection and official secrecy

Art. 24 Prosecution

Section 7: Final Provisions

Art. 25 Implementation

Art. 26

Art. 27 Referendum and commencement

Commencement date: 1 August 19934


Annex
- Repeal and Amendment of other Legislation
- 1. Federal Act of 23 July 1870 on Official Statistical Surveys in Switzerland
- 2. Federal Decree of 17 September 1875 on the Statistical Compilation of Births, Deaths, Marriages,...
- 3. Federal Act of 27 June 1973 on Statistical School Surveys
- 4. Federal Decree of 30 November 1964 on the Periodic Conduct of Road Traffic Censuses
- 6. Federal Assembly Decree of 12 April 1933 on the Introduction of Federal Statistics on Tourism
- 7. –14.


 AS 1993 2080


1 [BS 1 3; AS 1973 1051, 1978 484]. The provisions mentioned are now Articles 64, 65, 100 and 164 para. 1 let. g of the Federal Constitution of 18 April 1999 (SR 101).
2 BBl 1992 I 373
3 From 1 Jan. 2007 the potential penalties must be interpreted and the limitation periods recalculated in accordance with Art. 333 paras. 2–6 of the Criminal Code (SR 311.0) in its version according to the Federal Act of 13 Dec. 2002 (AS 2006 3459).
4 Federal Council Decree of 30 June 1993 (AS 1993 2089).

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