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Processing of personal data

The National Statistics Institute (INE), in the development of its activity, needs to process personal data. In all these processing operations, the INE acts in accordance with current legislation on the protection of personal data, information security and the specific regulations governing statistical activity.

Personal Data Protection Off

The INE has a Data Protection Officer (DPO), appointed by the President of the INE on 24 May 2018, to comply with the requirements of Article 37 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in order, among other things, to deal with requests to exercise the rights recognised by the GDPR in relation to the processing for which the INE is responsible.

In this sense, you can exercise the relevant rights for the protection of your personal data before the DPO by sending an email to

  • Data Protection Officer
  • Pº Castellana,183 – 28046, Madrid


Statistical Activities

The statistical activity carried out by the INE is mainly regulated by Law 12/1989, of 9 May, on Public Statistical Function and Regulation 223/2009, of 11 March, regarding European statistics. The compilation of official statistics requires the processing of individual data, especially in the early stages of the statistical process. Both regulations establish a special protection for these data by means of the figure of statistical secrecy.

In addition, Article 89 of the GDPR sets out the guarantees and exceptions applicable to processing for archiving purposes in the public interest, for purposes of scientific or historical research or for statistical purposes within the protection of personal data.

Register of Processing of Statistical Activities




Administrative Activities

Aside from the statistical activity, the INE also processes data related to its administrative powers and to the ordinary management of the institution, in a manner analogous to other bodies of the General State Administration.

Register of Processing of Administrative Activities

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