Individuals’ Duties to Cooperate with the Statistical Activity in Ajman Emirate
Due to the significance of the statistical data for setting the plans, programs and projects of comprehensive and sustainable development in Ajman emirate, and to ensure that all society members are committed to provide the required statistical information and data, the Amiri Resolution No.6 of 2017, in respect of organizing the statistical activity in Ajman emirate was issued, some articles of which state as follows:
Duties of the Persons Subject to the Statistical Activity
5 (1) By virtue of this Decree, each natural or legal person in Ajman emirate shall cooperate in a positive manner with the professionals conducting the general census or the statistical surveys, or with those practicing any of the statistical activities. The person shall provide them with all the statistical or personal information and data they require, in conformity with the reality and truth, and in the manner and at the time specified
5 (2) The owners of houses and private establishments, or their delegates, shall cooperate with the professionals conducting public census or the statistical surveys related thereto, and they shall provide them with the following:
Allowing these professionals to enter their houses and private establishments during the ordinary working hours, and to review all documents to verify the statistical data and information provided.
Facilitating their tasks related to the census, and allowing them to place marks, codes, letters and digits of the census.
Not to remove or change any marks, codes, letters and digits placed on the houses and private establishments during the period of conducting and implementation of the census.
Confidentiality of Statistical Data and Information
6 (1) All the statistical data and information presented to the Department shall be considered as confidential information. Neither the Department nor its staff may share this confidential information with any person or public or private body, or use it for any purpose other than the statistical purposes, unless such share or use is made upon the request of a competent government agency in accordance with the legislations in force in the Emirate.
6 (2) When publishing the statistical data and information, the Department shall not disclose any personal data, in order to maintain the confidentiality thereof.
6 (3) The Department shall take all the measures necessary for protecting the statistical data and information, where these data and information shall be collected and kept in places meeting the requirements of security and safety, in accordance with the administrative resolution to be issued based on the Department’s recommendations.
Abstaining from Providing Statistical Data and Information
The respondent shall be considered as abstained from providing the statistical data and information, if he failed to provide such data and information within thirty days from date of the relevant written request, unless he proves that there is a lawful excuse precluded the provision of such data or information. This excludes the censuses for which certain times are specified for providing the statistical data and information required under a resolution of the chairman of the Executive Council that may be issued in this regard.
8 (1) Without prejudice to any severer punishment prescribed by any legislation in force in Ajman Emirate, a person committing any of the below violations shall be punished with imprisonment for not more than one year and a fine not exceeding the amount of AED. 50,000 (fifty thousand Dirhams), or either of them:
Disclosing any confidential statistical data or information that are referred to in this Decree, any of the industrial or trade secrets or any other work methods that are considered as work secrets, which he becomes aware of due to his work nature or in conducting any statistical activity under the provisions of this Decree.
Keeping any documents, containing confidential statistical information and data, for himself intentionally, or destroying or forging any documents including statistical information and data intentionally.
8 (2) Without prejudice to any severer punishment prescribed by any legislation in force, a person committing any of the below violations shall be punished with imprisonment for not more than one year and a fine not exceeding the amount of AED. 60,000 (sixty thousand Dirhams), or either of them:
Impersonating the staff of the Department or a professional entrusted with a task related to census, statistical survey or other areas of statistical activity under the provisions of this Decree.
Disrupting the activities of the general census or the statistical survey intentionally.
Providing misleading data intentionally to any of those who are entrusted with conducting the general census or the statistical survey.
Obtaining confidential statistical information or data, by the way of fraud, threatening, deceiving or any means violating the legislations in force in Ajman Emirate, from any of the Department’s staff or its official records.
Publishing or causing the publication of incorrect statistical data or information intentionally.
8 (3) A person committing any of the below violations shall be punished with a fine not less than AED.50,000 (fifty thousand Dirhams) and not more than AED.100,000 (one hundred thousand Dirhams):
Losing or causing the loss of statistical document of confidential nature.
Abstaining from providing statistical data or information after he is officially requested to do so, in accordance with the provisions of Article 7 hereof.