Privacy preservation


This privacy notice is intended to inform personal data subjects about the manner of collection, processing, dissemination, storage, and security measures taken for their data.

Based on :

  • The Constitution of the Republic of Albania,
  • Law No. 9888, dated 10.03.2008 "On the Protection of Personal Data"
  • Law No.17 / 2018 "On official statistics"

INSTAT performs the lawful processing of personal data by respecting and guaranteeing the fundamental rights and freedoms of persons and, in particular, their right to privacy. Data related to specific statistical units, which are collected directly or indirectly for statistical purposes from administrative or other sources, are processed based on the principle of statistical confidentiality, which implies the prevention of use of data collected for non-statistical purposes and their unlawful disclosure.


Is based on:

  1. a) a processing that is fair and lawful;
  2. b) a collection for specific, clearly defined and legitimate purposes and shall be processed in a way that is compatible with these purposes;
  3. c) adequate data, which are relevant to the purpose of their processing and not excessive in relation to such purpose;

ç) accurate data, and where necessary, updated; every reasonable step must be taken to ensure that data which are inaccurate or incomplete, having regard to the purposes for which they were collected or for which they are further processed, are erased or rectified;

  1. d) keeping data in a form that allows the identification of data subjects for no longer than it is necessary for the purpose for which they were collected or further processed;


  1. Personal data collected for any purpose, may be further processed for historic, scientific or statistical research purposes provided that the data is not processed in order to take measures or decisions related to an individual.
  2. The disclosure of sensitive data for scientific research shall take place only in case of an important public interest. Personal data shall be used exclusively by individuals who are bound by confidentiality.
  3. When data processing is made in a manner that allows the identification of the data subject, the data should immediately be encrypted in order for the subjects to be no longer identifiable. Encrypted personal data shall be used exclusively by individuals bound by confidentiality.



Every data subject is entitled to obtain free of charge from the controller upon his written request:

  1. a) confirmation whether or not his personal data are being processed, information on the purposes of processing, the categories of processed data and the recipients or categories of recipients to whom personal data are disclosed;
  2. b) communication to him in a comprehensible form of the data undergoing processing and of any available information as to their source;
  3. Within 30 days upon receipt of the request, the controller informs the data subject or explains the reasons why the information cannot be provided.
  4. The right to access, shall be exercised in respect of the constitutional principles of freedom of speech and information, freedom of press and professional confidentiality and it may be restricted if it violates national security interests, the foreign policy, the economic and financial interests of the state, prevention and prosecution of criminal offences.
  5. The right to access cannot be exercised in cases when the personal data, collected for any purpose, are processed for historic, scientific or statistical research purposes.
  6. If access is denied, the data subject may require from the Commissioner to check on the exemption for the concrete case. The Commissioner shall inform the data subject about the undertaken measures.


Institute of Statistics

Street Vllazën Huta, Building 35, Entrance 1,

1017 Tirana, Albania


  1. Every data subject has the right to request blocking, rectification or erasure of his data, free of charge whenever he is informed that data relating to him are irregular, untrue, and incomplete or have been processed and collected in contradiction with the provisions of this law.
  2. Within 30 days from receipt of the data subject request, the controller shall notify the data subject on the lawful processing of the data, whether the blocking, rectification or erasure has been carried out or not.
  3. When the controller does not carry out the blocking, rectification or erasure of the data requested, the data subject has the right to file a complaint with the Commissioner.



INSTAT does not transmit your personal data to third parties, unless your consent is given expressly to such a thing.


To ensure protection of personal data, INSTAT has taken all the measures to strictly respect Law No. 9887 dated 10.03.2008 "On the Protection of Personal Data" as well as the Law No.17 / 2018 "On Official Statistics". This is achieved through the use of advanced and modern techniques to maintain databases and computer systems.


Through the above explanation, INSTAT hopes to have been fully and accurately informed you about privacy issues. If you have any questions, complaints / requests or remarks about these issues, do not hesitate to contact us at the following address:


Institute of Statistics

Street Vllazën Huta, Building 35, Entrance 1,

1017 Tirana, Albania

The right to complain

  1. Every person who claims that his rights, freedoms and legal interests concerning his personal data have been violated shall have the right to complain or to notify the Commissioner and to request his intervention to remedy the infringed right. Following this complaint, in accordance with the Code of Civil Procedure, the data subject may file a complaint in court.

Information and Data Protection Commissioner

Street "Abdi Toptani", Building 5,

1001, Tirana, Albania

  1. When the data subject has filed a complaint, the controller shall have no right to make any changes to the personal data until a final decision ruled



INSTAT official website is Through it, INSTAT publishes and collects information. The purpose of publishing and collecting information over the Internet is to be as close as possible to the users. For visitors of, the system collects standard information that relates to the clicks of various sections of this site. This information is collected for statistical purposes without making visitors identifiable. We do not make any effort to find the identity of visitors who have visited our website. If we want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will make it clear to you when we collect personal information and explain what we intend to do with it.


This privacy notice to achieve personal data protection does not include links between this site and other sites. We encourage you to read privacy statements on the other websites you visit.


INSTAT reserves the right to change or modify this information at any time, subject to any possible change of legislation in the field of personal data protection, privacy and official statistics.