Data Protection Statement


Our data collection and processing procedures guarantee the anonymity of the data collected. In accordance with the law, every collected data will remain strictly confidential and will be analyzed only in the context of the survey about Income and Living Conditions in Luxembourg.

What categories of data are involved?

The survey collects work and capital income, unemployment benefits, pension income (old-age, sickness, disability and survivor), social transfers (family-related, housing-related and education allowances), social assistance (e.g., revenu minimum garanti) and regular transfers from other households (e.g., alimonies).

Incomes-in-kind (company car, luncheon vouchers…) are also considered.

In addition, the survey collects information on poverty, social exclusion, housing, work, education and health.

Who is responsible for processing my data?

LISER (Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research) carries out the collection of data on STATEC behalf of STATEC. Then, data are confidentially processed by STATEC staff. All the information collected will be used only for statistical purposes and will not be distributed or disclosed in any way.

Legality process

Regulation (EC) No. 1177/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of June 16, 2003 defines the general framework for the EU-SILC collection. Answers are covered by the professional secrecy guaranteed by the law of July 10, 2011 organizing the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies.

How is data collection and processing organized?

  • The Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research - - has developed a questionnaire and a web-based survey application to collect responses that are stored in a secure environment at LISER.
  • STATEC has also taken various measures to guaranty the protection of data, such as an optimized information technology and limited access to personal data for STATEC employees and mandatories.

Recipient of responses and retention period

The information provided will be used by STATEC only for statistical or scientific purposes. Some of the information, subject to Regulation (EC) No. 1177/2003, will be transmitted in aggregate form to Eurostat (the Statistical Office of the European Union). This information will be completely nameless.

Your personal data will be permanently deleted, at the latest 5 years after the collection.

Your rights

You may exercise the following rights with STATEC by writing to and mentioning the name of the survey: “survey about Income and Living Conditions in Luxembourg”:

  • Ask access to your personal data ;
  • Correct your personal data ;
  • Delete your personal data ;
  • Limit the processing of personal data (when the data is inaccurate, the processing is unlawful or the controller no longer needs the data);
  • Object to the processing of your personal data;
  • Withdraw your consent.

You may also lodge a complaint with the National Commission for Data Protection: