Data-User Trust in 2020 Census Data Products

While suggesting that “there are still openings to regain trust of the data community and have Census data products that will be of provable high quality and protects the privacy of the respondents at the same time,” Jan Vink from the Cornell Program on Applied Demographics said he was “wary about the quantity and quality of the data.” His recent blog post called into question the Census Bureau’s rethinking on (1) “table shells: what tabulations to publish and what not to publish” and (2) differential privacy, while proposing what the Bureau could have done better and how it can try to rebuild data users’ trust.

It’s not too late to rebuild data-user trust in Census 2020 data products.” By Jan Vink. June 10, 2020.