Opinion on the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Community statistics on public health and health and safety at work (COM(2007) 46 final), OJ C 295, 7.12.2007, p. 1
On 5 September, the EDPS adopted an Opinion on a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Community statistics on public health and health and safety at work.
The proposal aims at establishing the framework for all current and foreseeable activities in the field of Public health and Health and Safety at Work statistics carried out by the European Statistical System (i.e. Eurostat), the national statistical institutes and all other national authorities responsible for the provision of official statistics in these areas.
The main recommendations refer to the necessity to address the differences between Data Protection and Statistical Confidentiality and the notions which are specific to each area. Transfers of personal data to third countries as well as conservation periods of statistical data are also analysed.
Following discussion between the services of Eurostat and the EDPS, a common review of the processes put in place in Eurostat when dealing with individual records for statistical purposes will be conducted and may lead to the need for prior-checking.
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COM(2007) 46 final of 07.02.2007
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