How do they protect the information?

The confidentiality of census records is protected by Title 13 of the U.S. Code. No data or tabulation may be produced that could be used to identify an individual. Individual records may not be released for at least 72 years.

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1. How do I know the person at my door is an official census worker?
2. What type of information does the Census Bureau seek?
3. Why is the information needed?
4. How do they protect the information?