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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:39 PM

Census 2020: Judge declines to block citizenship question on privacy grounds

A federal judge ruled late Friday she is unconvinced of an immediate need to block a citizenship question from the 2020 census over privacy concerns.

US District Judge Dabney Friedrich declined to issue a preliminary injunction requested by a privacy and civil liberties nonprofit group, the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

The group argued that the US Census Bureau was required to complete a privacy impact assessment before Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the addition of the question.

In response, the government acknowledged it is required to update its privacy impact assessments, but must do so before collecting census responses, rather than before deciding what questions would appear.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/census-2020-judge-declines-to-block-citizenship-question-on-privacy-grounds/ar-BBTnra4?li=BBnbfcL

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:40 PM

1. the census is hugely invasive and wants way more than needed to count heads nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:50 PM

3. The information provides a lot of data to historians and genealogists

Since information tied to individuals is not supposed to be released for seventy two years - the information from the 1960 census will be accessible in 2022 - it should not be able to be used against people.

The biggest concern is that if people are worried that it CAN be used against them, they will not answer truthfully and the data will be skewed. That was the reasoning behind not asking the citizenship question in previous recent census though it had been in the past.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:42 PM

2. She's a trump appointed judge, but she has ruled against him before.

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