The CSO abides by Statistics Law No.21 of 1972. The law stipulates the mandatory nature of statistical information gathering while ensuring confidentiality and specifying the rights and duties of respondents and beneficiaries. The law also lists the goals and tasks of the statistics organiztion. It specifies the main personnel involved which include the Minister and the Head of the CSO. In addition, it specifies the internal system of the CSO which defines the tasks of each directorate within the CSO, including relationships with other authorities such as ministries,non-ministerial agencies, the private sector and other entities. A proposed new law was drafted so as to accommodate the developments proposed to amend the CSO organizational structure.