The Census Bureau is committed to safeguarding the information of survey participants so that we can provide the country with high quality statistics.
Title 13: The Census Bureau is governed by Title 13 of the U.S. Code. These laws provide authority for the work we do and provide strong protection for the information we collect from individuals and businesses.
Title 18: Parts of Title 13 have been amended by Title 18.
These sections define the punishment imposed on Census Bureau employees for violating their oath of confidentiality, as well as the fines for not participating in a survey that is mandated by law.
Census Safeguards Your Information
Your information is protected by law. It requires the Census Bureau to keep your information confidential and use your responses only to produce statistics.