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APDU Member Blog Post: It’s not too late to rebuild data-user trust in Census 2020 data products

The Census Bureau is rethinking the way it will produce the data published from the Census 2020. APDU member Jan Vink gives his views on how the Census Bureau can reassure data users about the quality of their data.

June 10, 2020
APDU Launches 2020 Annual Conference

APDU is opening registration for the 2020 Annual Conference, set to be held at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, VA on July 29-30, 2020. Trending issues in the world of data – issues of privacy, accuracy, and access – are profoundly changing how we think about the collection, production, sharing, and use of data. Register for the APDU Annual Conference today to learn how the coronavirus is impacting public data and evidence-based policymaking. Attendees will also hear about outcomes from the decennial census and the privacy and public health issues that are impacting it in 2020.

April 8, 2020
APDU Member Post: Assessing the Use of Differential Privacy for the 2020 Census: Summary of What We Learned from the CNSTAT Workshop

The Census Bureau’s solution to protecting privacy is a new DAS based on a methodology referred to as Differential Privacy (DP). The Census commissioned the Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to host a 2-day Workshop on 2020 Census Data Products: Data Needs and Privacy Considerations, held in Washington, DC, on December 11-12, 2019. This post provides an overview of the findings.

February 28, 2020