[Linux-aus] Census data risks - retention and correlation of records

Adam Nielsen a.nielsen at shikadi.net
Sun Apr 3 21:09:00 AEST 2016

> Apparently although everyone is required to fill in their census form,
> there's no law requiring people to give their correct name.  You can
> fill it in as "John Doe" or even "Anonymous".

They'll have your address though from the unique ID listed on the
census form, so now they can just cross reference that with any of the
other government data sets (rates, medicare, etc.) to find out your
real name.

Plus if you are one of the lucky 5% selected for the special interview,
you'll have to provide proof that your name really is John Doe...


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