Three Months in Jail, SR1000 Fine, For Divulging Confidential Census Data

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Saudi Arabia's Public Prosecution has confirmed, all statistical data is confidential. No person can divulge any info from the census data.

Riyadh — Saudi Arabia’s Public Prosecution has confirmed that all statistical data is confidential. No person can divulge any information from the census data.

The Public Prosecution warned that no person should leak any information or statement of the data or statistics.

Any secret information about industry trade, or any other methods of work the employees participating in the general census to which they have access by their work, will be punished.

Any person disclosing census data will be punished by imprisonment for up to 3 months; and a fine of up to SR1000, the Public Prosecution said.

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