Accuracy and Privacy

Accuracy and Privacy by Mark Hansen

The Census Bureau is required by Title 13 of the U.S. Code to keep our data private. They are in the business of publishing aggregate statistics and are not allowed to release data that identifies individuals. The bureau takes various steps to comply with this mandate, but there are new concerns that the larger data ecosystem we now live in makes the bureau’s previous “disclosure limitation” procedures ineffective.

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