Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 2.djvu/199

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PUBLIC LAW 105-220—AUG. 7, 1998 112 STAT. 1083 "(iii) shall meet the needs for the information identified in section 134(d); "(C) technical standards (which the Secretary shall publish annually) for data and information described in subparagraphs (A) and (B) that, at a minimum, meet the criteria of chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code; "(D) procedures to ensure compatibility and additivity of the data and information described in subparagraphs (A) and (B) from national, State, and local levels; "(E) procedures to support standardization and aggregation of data from administrative reporting systems described in subparagraph (A) of employment-related programs; "(F) analysis of data and information described in subparagraphs (A) and (B) for uses such as— "(i) national. State, and local policjonaking; "(ii) implementation of Federal policies (including allocation formulas); "(iii) program planning and evaluation; and "(iv) researching labor market dynamics; "(G) wide dissemination of such data, information, and analysis in a user-friendly manner and voluntary technical standards for dissemination mechanisms; and "(H) programs of— "(i) training for effective data dissemination; "(ii) research and demonstration; and "(iii) programs and technical assistance. "(2) INFORMATION TO BE CONFIDENTIAL.— "(A) IN GENERAL. —No officer or employee of the Federal Government or agent of the Federal Government may— "(i) use any submission that is furnished for exclusively statistical purposes under the provisions of this section for any purpose other than the statistical purposes of this section for which the submission is furnished; "(ii) make any publication or media transmittal of the data contained in the submission described in clause (i) that permits information concerning individual subjects to be reasonably inferred by either direct or indirect means; or "(iii) permit anyone other than a sworn officer, employee, or agent of any Federal department or agency, or a contractor (including an employee of a contractor) of such department or agency, to examine an individual submission described in clause (i); without the consent of the individual, agency, or other person who is the subject of the submission or provides that submission. "(B) IMMUNITY FROM LEGAL PROCESS. —Any submission (including any data derived from the submission) that is collected and retained by a Federal department or agency, or an officer, employee, agent, or contractor of such a department or agency, for exclusively statistical purposes under this section shall be immune from the legal process and shall not, without the consent of the individual, agency, or other person who is the subject of the submission or provides that submission, be admitted as evidence or used