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Ex-Cyber Officials Demand to Know Security Measures for 2020 Census

Former government cyber and technology officials are calling on the Census Bureau to publicly share its cybersecurity preparations for the 2020 Census after Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russians for the 2016 hack into the Democratic National Committee.

In a letter Monday, coordinated by Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, the former officials asked Ron Jarmin, acting director of the Census Bureau, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to publicly explain the technical protocols and systems the bureau will use to ensure the security of data obtained electronically in the 2020 Census.

They also asked questions about the security of data that will be obtained through paper forms before being scanned and stored electronically.

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