ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5

statistics act

Hey there little one! Do you know what statistics are? They're a fancy way of collecting and analyzing numbers to help us understand things better. But sometimes, we need to collect private information from people to get these numbers, like how much money they make or their age.

The Statistics Act is a set of rules in Canada that tells people who collect these numbers how they need to keep them safe and secret. It also makes sure that people who give their information for statistics purposes are protected and they don't have to worry about their personal information being shared without their permission.

It's like a set of rules to make sure people play nice and keep everyone's private information safe when they're trying to learn new things about the world around us. It's important because we all have a right to privacy and we want to make sure that our information is only used for good purposes.