U.S. Census Bureau

Data Protection and Privacy Policy

Privacy Impact Assessments

Consistent with the objectives of the E-Government Act and in the spirit of our privacy principle of Openness, the Census Bureau is releasing to the public our Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs). Privacy Impact Assessments are required by the E-Government Act of 2002 whenever a federal agency is "developing or procuring information technology . . . or initiating a new collection of information . . . in an identifiable form . . . ."


The purpose of a Privacy Impact Assessment is to ensure there is no collection, storage, access, use or dissemination of identifiable personal information (and for some organizations business information) that is not both needed and permitted.

For more information on the Census Bureau's Privacy Impact Assessments, including our PIA Guide and a listing of available PIAs, please visit our PIA website.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau