“Census Data Change to Protect Privacy Rattles Researchers, Minority Groups”

Wall Street Journal:

A plan to protect the confidentiality of Americans’ responses to the 2020 census by injecting small, calculated distortions into the results is raising concerns that it will erode their usability for research and distribution of state and federal funds.

The Census Bureau is due to release the first major results of the decennial count in mid-August. They will offer the first detailed look at the population and racial makeup of thousands of counties and cities, as well as tribal areas, neighborhoods, school districts and smaller areas that will be used to redraw congressional, legislative and local districts to balance their populations.

And from NPR, “For The U.S. Census, Keeping Your Data Anonymous And Useful Is A Tricky Balance”

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