One of the strategic objectives of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) for the 2010-2020 is to intensify the use of administrative data in various processes of the statistical production chain, reducing the response burden. This strategic decision is not new for the Office and has being a big issue concerning the institutional arrangement required for access administrative data. This discussion puts in evidence the role of the National Statistical System in the Brazilian State and the legislation that protects the access to the citizen's individual information. Take, for instance, the issue of the rights of the National Statistical Office in obtaining and using the individual data of financial and banking records according to the confidential statistical data protection versus the regulations on fiscal and banking secrecy.
The aim of this paper is to describe the National Statistical System framework and to present the background of the use of administrative data to produce the IBGE statistics. In addition, to discuss the legal, ethical and privacy aspects of the Office's strategic decision to intensify the use of administrative data and the need to access the individual data from other Brazilian government agencies.
Keywords: Administrative data; National Statistical System; Confidential statistical data protection
Biography: Sidnéia Cardoso is MSc in Economic Theory and joined in the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics on 2002. She started in national accounts, working especially in the estimation of the goods and services account. She is Coordinator for Economic Programs of the Survey Directorate since 2006 and is responsible for the revision of the production process and program of the economic statistics project.