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Privacy Fears and the Census

As the 2010 Census gets underway, many people continue to raise privacy objections. While most of these objections are just to government collection of data in general, some relate specifically to technology. As I’ve written before, unfounded fears such as these have even led the Census Bureau to backtrack on using technology like the Internet to collect census data, which would help lower costs and increase the response rate. Check out this video from that contrasts the privacy objections of some individuals with the benefits of conducting a well-run census.


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