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Census Boycott Gathers Momentum Amid Australia Privacy Concerns

  • Senator demands law change to ensure data is anonymous
  • Widespread boycott could distort five-yearly snapshot

A backlash against Australia’s national census is gathering momentum with lawmakers joining calls to boycott Tuesday’s population count amid concern data gathered will be used to build wide-ranging profiles of individuals and violate their right to privacy.

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