It also overlooks the belief held by the government, as articulated by the Office of Management and Budget in its implementing guidance on CIPSEA
, that the "purposes for which and the conditions under which the data were collected" (Wallman and Harris-Kojetin 2004, page 1800) are critical when making decisions about how to protect confidentiality and provide access to the data.
The Census, BEA, and BLS have both the authority (though CIPSEA
) and a mandate to synchronize their business statistics, so that, for example, differences in coverage and industry coding for businesses surveyed by BLS and Census could be reconciled.
552a), and under the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA
) by the agency's interpretation of taking "reasonable means" to protect data confidentiality.
A major milestone in the 125-year history of the BLS came in 2002 with the passage of the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act (CIPSEA
The Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA
) was one of the key initiatives that improved the country's statistics.