1 – Statistical authorities shall have the power to make available and release the output of activities developed within the scope of their tasks, without prejudice to compliance with the statistical confidentiality rules set out in Article 6.
2 – Official statistics are considered a public good. They shall be proportionate to user needs and have a non-excessive burden on respondents, namely through a wider use of administrative data.
3 – The availability of official statistics shall be integrated, accurate, timely and punctual, accompanied by the respective statistical metadata and other information supporting the interpretation of statistical output.
4 – Access to official statistics associated with the provision of a public service shall be free of charge, except where further treatment of the information is required.
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