Personal data protection

INSEE undertakes to ensure that the processing of personal data it carries out for statistical purposes complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act.

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Dernière mise à jour le :01/04/2020

Data protection policy

Each processing operation limits the collection of personal data to what is strictly necessary (data minimisation) and is accompanied by information on:

  • the objectives of the data collection (purposes);
  • the legal basis for processing;
  • the mandatory or optional nature of data collection and the recapitulation of the categories of data processed;
  • the source of the data;
  • the categories of persons concerned;
  • the recipients of the data;
  • the duration of data conservation;
  • security measures (general description);
  • the possible existence of data transfers outside the European Union or automated decision-making;
  • Data protection rights and how to exercise them with INSEE.

The personal data that INSEE collects or holds for statistical processing are subject to strict rules and measures guaranteeing their security and confidentiality.
All persons having access to the collected data are bound by statistical confidentiality. Like all public servants, INSEE employees are also subject to the legislative and regulatory rules on professional secrecy and the obligation of confidentiality, which apply to the files and information they become aware of in their work.

How to exercise your rights

Individual entrepreneurs who specifically wish to exercise their right to the dissemination or non-dissemination of their data recorded in the Sirene register are invited to make their request directly by way of the service available on the website.

For any other information or exercise of your data protection rights you can contact (with a copy of your identity document in the case of the exercise of your rights):

  • either directly INSEE:

- by e-mail at the following address:
- by mail at the following address:
Insee - Unité des Affaires juridiques et contentieuses
88, avenue de Verdier - CS 70058

  • or its Data Protection Officer (DPO):

- by e-mail at the following address:
- by mail at the following address:
Le Délégué à la protection des données des ministères économique et financier
Délégation aux Systèmes d’Information
139, rue de Bercy Télédoc 322
75 572 PARIS CEDEX 12

NOTE: the right to erasure does not apply to processing operations in the public interest, nor does the right to object to statistical processing operations in the public interest (Articles 17(3)(b) and 21(6) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

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