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Report: Americans' Information Not Adequately Protected by Census Bureau

Ricster47 Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 10:49 AM
This information is extremely interesting. The simple fact is that most of the government agencies of whatever stripe do not do things as well as the private sector can do them. I am so glad that the information that I provided the Census Bureau in both of the last two gatherings was the fact of my wife and I lived in our house and EVERY other question asked was answered with "None of your business". I will do that again for the next one should I still be around.

The Government Accountability Office released a report this week with a scary conclusion: The Census Bureau, tasked with collecting personal information on every single American, has not adequately protected this data. Specifically, the GAO found, the Census Bureau is not fully prepared in cybersecurity, making Americans' information vulnerable to hackers.

Many security protocols have been left "partially implemented" or "not implemented." This includes inadequate password protection and leaving some databases completely unencrypted.

"Significant weaknesses in access controls and other information security controls exist," the GAO concludes, that impair the Census Bureau's "ability to ensure the confidentiality, integrity,...

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