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Privacy and Security

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Webinars

Differential Privacy for Census Data Explained

The U.S. Census Bureau has had a longstanding requirement to ensure that the data from individuals and individual households remains confidential. For the 2020 census, it plans to use a new approach for doing so: “differential privacy.” This recorded webinar provides information about differential privacy for policy generalists.

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Consumer Privacy: Hands Off the Data

California’s new data protection law gives consumers greater control over their information. Critics point to its flaws, however, while other states pass less comprehensive legislation.

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Privacy and Security

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Data Security Laws | State Government

State governments hold a vast amount of data about citizens, including personally identifiable information such as Social Security numbers, driver’s license information, and tax and financial information. State databases also have become attractive targets for cybercriminals. This web page outlines state statutes that require government agencies to put in place various security measures. 

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A Higher Profile for Data Privacy

Protecting consumers has long been a priority in state legislatures, and protecting individual privacy is part of that tradition. Even so, neither state legislatures nor the federal government had in place a single, comprehensive privacy law, until recently. New laws in California and Europe have now focused new attention on the privacy  and security of personal information in the U.S.

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