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How the information will be kept safe - New Zealand Income Support Survey

The information people provide is protected by the Privacy Act 2020, and by the safeguards CBG Public Sector Surveying, the Ministry of Social Development and Inland Revenue have in place.

This means:

  • the interviewer cannot discuss people’s information with anyone else
  • only approved researchers can use the data, and only once any information that might identify people has been removed
  • people’s names and any identifying details will never be linked to their answers and will never be included in any published materials
  • the answers people give in the survey are added to other people’s answers to create grouped results.