Recital 162Processing for statistical purposes
1Where personal data are processed for statistical purposes, this Regulation should apply to that processing. 2Union or Member State law should, within the limits of this Regulation, determine statistical content, control of access, specifications for the processing of personal data for statistical purposes and appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms of the data subject and for ensuring statistical confidentiality. 3Statistical purposes mean any operation of collection and the processing of personal data necessary for statistical surveys or for the production of statistical results. 4Those statistical results may further be used for different purposes, including a scientific research purpose. 5The statistical purpose implies that the result of processing for statistical purposes is not personal data, but aggregate data, and that this result or the personal data are not used in support of measures or decisions regarding any particular natural person.