The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential. In fact, every employee takes an oath to protect your personal information for life. Your information cannot be shared with other government agencies.
This Is How the Federal Government Can – and Can’t – Use Census Information, from the Brennan Center for Justice. For more detail read the report, Federal Laws that Protect Census Confidentiality, authored by Kelly Percival a staff attorney at the Brennan Center.
2020 Census and Confidentiality - factsheet
Data Protection & Privacy - from the Census Bureau
Census information will be sent to residences through the US Postal Service inviting you to complete the questionnaire using the Census website from their personal computer, mobile phone or tablet.
The Census Bureau will never:
Report scams to firstname.lastname@example.org
If someone visits your home to collect a response for the 2020 Census, verify their identity:
If it is determined that the visitor who came to your door does not work for the Census Bureau, contact your local police department