Another Reason to Tear Up That Census Form


The Washington Times reports that the National Aernonautics and Space Administration [sic] used supposedly confidential U.S. Census information on millions of Americans to construct an experimental anti-terrorist database. "Information given by American citizens for reasonable demographics information has been turned around and used to spy on people," says privacy advocate Bill Scannell. The ACLU's Barry Steinhardt calls the data disclosure "a major breach of trust."

It also seems to be a breach of the law, unless I'm missing a crucial exception somewhere.