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

David Lloyd lloy0076 at adam.com.au
Mon Apr 4 13:25:18 AEST 2016


You’re not meant to tell outright fibs on it – although exactly how one would prove that I’m a [insert a somewhat common religion – and not spaghetti monster isn’t common enough, let’s try one of the christianities or even Islamic] I am or am not is up for grabs.


From: linux-aus [mailto:linux-aus-bounces at lists.linux.org.au] On Behalf Of Andrew Donnellan
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To: Andrew Pam <andrew at sericyb.com.au>
Cc: linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au; David Lloyd <lloy0076 at adam.com.au>
Subject: Re: [Linux-aus] Census data risks - retention and correlation of records


On 3 Apr 2016 19:03, "Andrew Pam" <andrew at sericyb.com.au <mailto:andrew at sericyb.com.au> > wrote:
> On 03/04/16 18:43, David Lloyd wrote:
> > The ABS can and does knock on people's doors and DOES sue people who
> > don't give it information already; nothing particularly new about that.
> 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".

IANAL, but I think section 15 of the Census and Statistics Act 1905 would beg to differ. 


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>         Andrew
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