Online privacy and the 2016 census

Tomorrow night Australians will fill out their 2016 census form. Last year the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) announced that it will be keeping personal information from this year’s census returns for four years as an additional source of data to help improve community support services. But there are concerns about the security of identifiable information such as names and addresses, place of birth and household details. Should we be concerned? We were joined by Associate Professor Katina Michael in the School of Information Technology and Computer Science at the University of Wollongong to find out more.

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