Why is a Census Name Generator needed?

The Australian Bureau of Statistics, for the 2016 Census, has decided to keep people's names linked to their answers on the Australian Census. They promise that the data will be held using the highest of privacy and security standards, but, you know... shit happens.

The best way to not lose control of sensitive data is to not even store it in the first place. Census data has been used in some places in the past in order to identify people to kill. The post coup attempt environment in Turkey shows the world that secular democracies are fragile, and can fall into theocratic totalitarianism.

Our names aren't needed, so let's just not give them.

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