March 8, 2007, - 10:34 am
By Debbie Schlussel
You know those promises the U.S. Census Bureau gives you–those assurances that all the info you fill out will be completely private? You know–the same claim repeated by the granola-y, rotten-Birkenstock clad pot-smoking girl that visits your residence after you haven’t yet filled in the form?
All lies. The Census Bureau said it inadvertently posted personal info from 302 households on its public website–not just once, but multiple times–over a five-month period. The info included income, home address, and birthdate info.
There is no evidence that the info was misused, Census spokeschick Ruth Cymber claims. Well, gee, now I feel so much better.
Tags: Debbie Schlussel, Ruth Cymber, U.S. Census Bureau