The Law Is Clear: Personal Information Cannot Be Shared

United States Census 2020

Keeping Your Data Safe

Keeping Your Data Safe

Our mission is to serve as the nation’s leading provider of quality statistics about its people and economy. We couldn’t produce this information without you. Responsible data stewardship is how we maintain your trust.

Being responsible stewards of your data is not only required by law but also embedded in our culture.

The Law Protects Your Information

Under Title 13 of the U.S. Code, your information must be kept confidential, and your answers cannot be used against you by any government agency or court. Anyone who violates this law faces severe penalties.

We Use Cutting-Edge Safeguards To Protect Your Identity

We do not identify individuals in the statistics we publish. Our policies and safeguards help us ensure the confidentiality of your information. Our Disclosure Review Board verifies that any product we release meets our confidentiality standards.

Click the link below to learn more about the U.S Census Bureau’s Data Protection and Privacy Program.

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About the Census Bureau

We serve as the nation’s leading provider of quality data about its people and economy. The Census Bureau is the federal government's largest statistical agency. We are a scientific organization focused on data. Policy-makers, businesses, and the public use our information to make far-reaching decisions.