Laptops with highly confidential data stolen from U.S. Census Bureau

Census Bureau lost in excess of twelve laptops utilized in the beginning stages of the 2020 tally and the laptops may have contained individual data whose secrecy is secured by federal law. Census Bureau wasn’t informed the laptops were lost or had been taken until a group alarmed them.

The laptops, among a gathering of 55,000 utilized for address canvassing and verification were meant to be sent to a temporary worker to scrub the gadgets of all close to home data before the census tally started. The missing laptops were encrypted and cleaned distantly, yet it is highly unlikely to check those measures were effective.