Publication - Advice and guidance

Producing official statistics

Published: 13 Jan 2020
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Public sector

How official statistics are produced and published by the Scottish Government and other bodies.

Producing official statistics
Data linkage and sharing

Data linkage and sharing

Scottish ministers have agreed a policy to maximize the value of public data by sharing data and linking data from different sources wherever possible. To assist in streamlining this process whilst protecting public confidentiality under the requirements of the Data Protection Act, a framework for data linkage has been established.