This article highlights some of the reasons why the census is important. I think those reasons are more important than the privacy issues, which seem to be grossly exaggerated from what I have read..
Last edited by witherwings; 07-08-2016 at 21:46.
When talking about one of the reasons they collect names = to link responses individuals give - eg how many children you have and how much domestic unpaid work you do - "The ABS uses a one way encryption process from name to an encrypted key, so it's a one way process. You can't go back from the key to name," Young told HuffPost Australia.
"And the reason we do that isn't because we have to do that. It is the best way to keep the data secure and to reserve privacy through the process."
It's like when celebrities start publicly spewing anti-vaccination vitriol.
It's not in the public interest and he shouldn't do it, in my opinion.
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