The Census Bureau maintains an unwavering commitment to protect the confidentiality of your information. The Data Stewardship Executive Policy Committee ensures the Census Bureau maintains its commitment, by fulfilling the legal, ethical, and reporting obligations levied by the Title 13 of the U.S. Code, the Privacy Act, and other applicable statutes, including those of governmental and other suppliers of data to the Census Bureau.
The Data Stewardship Executive Policy Committee serves as the focal point for decision-making and communication on policy issues related to privacy, security, confidentiality and administrative records. It oversees the activities of several staff committees that focus on these important issues.
The Data Stewardship Executive Policy Committee acts on behalf of the full Executive Staff in setting policy and making decisions on policy-related matters within the scope of this Committee.
The Chair will invite others to participate in meetings as topics warrant.
The Census Bureau operates under a comprehensive set of data stewardship policies and procedures that reflect the legal, ethical, and reporting obligations levied by Title 13 of the U.S. Code, the Privacy Act, and other applicable statutes. The policies below are also built around a core set of Privacy Principles; promises we make to our respondents that embody the ethical principles of the Belmont Report.
For more information on how the Census Bureau’s activities relate to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (Common Rule) please download the Secretarial Determination on the Common Rule.