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Federal Act
on the Federal Census

(Census Act)

of 22 June 2007 (Status as of 1 January 2008)

The Federal Assembly of the Swiss Confederation,

based on Article 65 of the Federal Constitution1, and having considered the Federal Council Dispatch dated 29 November 20062,

decrees:

Section 1: General Provisions

Art. 1 Principles

Art. 2 Subject matter

Art. 3 Statistical populations and survey attributes

Section 2: Elements of the Census

Art. 4 Register-related surveys and random sample surveys

Art. 5 Register-related survey

Art. 6 Random sampling

Art. 7 Standard programme

Art. 8 Additional programmes

Section 3: Responsibility

Art. 9

Section 4: Disclosure Obligation, Use of Data and Data Protection, Dissemination

Art. 10 Disclosure obligation

Art. 11 Inconvenience fees

Art. 12 Data control, data protection and official secrecy

Art. 13 Dissemination of the residential population numbers

Section 5: Costs

Art. 14

Section 6: Final Provisions

Art. 15 Law also applicable

Art. 16 Repeal of current law

Art. 17 Amendment of current legislation

Art. 18 Transitional provisions

Art. 19 Referendum and commencement

 AS 2007 6743


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