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Maine State Economist letter to Census on Differential Privacy

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Maine State Economist letter to Census on Differential Privacy
Last week our SDC submitted feedback on analysis of the Census’s differential privacy demonstration data. We have been sharing the letter with other state agencies and other organizations, so feel free to do the same.
Find it here: https://sdcclearinghouse.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/letter-to-census-on-differential-privacy-concerns_maine-sdc.pdf

New Hampshire 2020 Census Website

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New Hampshire 2020 Census Website
The New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives has created a 2020 Census Website which includes resources for a range of Hard to Count Populations and other Affinity Groups. The 2020 Census website and resource pages are updated every few days.
Find it here: https://www.nh.gov/osi/data-center/2020-census

2020 Census: On Hold Messages

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2020 Census: On Hold Messages
On hold messages promoting the 2020 Census
Find it here: https://watech.wa.gov/You-Count-Be-Counted-Hold-Messaging-US-Census-State-Call-Centers

State of Arizona Census 2020 Website

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State of Arizona Census 2020 Website

Find it here: https://azcensus2020.gov/

Memo on 2020 Census Data Distortion

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New from Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at University of Virginia
Memo on 2020 Census Data Distortion
Differential privacy is a new mathematical procedure devised by the Census Bureau that will be applied to the 2020 Census data before it is released to enhance data privacy protection. Our analysis indicates that data accuracy at the sub-state level will be sacrificed as a result of this new approach to data release. This inaccuracy may lead to misallocation of funds, poor capacity for planning, substandard service provision, and a competitive disadvantage in economic and workforce development.
Find it here: https://sdcclearinghouse.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/censusdistortionprogram_vagovernor_2020-01-23.pdf

Census Information for Rental Property Owners

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Census Information for Rental Property Owners

Landlords and building managers need to know: How does the Census work? When does it happen? What if an occupied apartment or unit does not receive any Census materials? Who needs to be counted in my apartment building? How can you verify that someone is a Census worker? What might a Census worker ask of a landlord or building manager? Is answering the Census required? Are there privacy issues to consider? Visit here https://metrocouncil.org/Housing/Services/Metro-HRA-Rental-Assistance/Landlords/2020-Census-Information.aspx for answers to all of these Frequently Asked Questions about the coming 2020 Census.

Differentially Private Census Data

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Differentially Private Census Data
To help data users assess the impacts of differential privacy, the Census Bureau has released 2010 demonstration data products, which supply differentially private versions of 2010 data. To facilitate comparisons between the original and differentially private 2010 data, we provide both versions joined together in a simplified format through the links below.
Find it here: https://www.nhgis.org/differentially-private-2010-census-data