Census explainer videos—Is my census information confidential and protected?

Learn more on how Statistics Canada ensures the security and confidentiality of personal information.

Is my census information confidential and protected?

Transcript - Is my census information confidential and protected?

Is my census information confidential and protected?

(Text on screen says, "Is my census information confidential and protected?" Various ID cards fly across the screen.)

The Statistics Act and the Privacy Act require that your information is protected and kept strictly confidential at all times.

(One ID card of a male character stays on screen. It has his name, sex, age, location, and his picture on it. The photo and information is removed from the ID card.)

Your name, address, telephone number or any other personal information will never be shared.

(Several filing drawers appear on screen. One of them opens. The screen zooms out to reveal that the drawers are being locked in a vault.)

Powerful firewalls, intrusion detection and strict access control procedures limit access to back-end systems and databases, so your information is well protected.

(A female character is giving a presentation to a group. They are all wearing masks. The text on the screen says, "Encrypted Data", "Powerful Firewalls", Intrusion Detection", "Strict Access Control", and "High Security Internal Network." There are various icons underneath the text.)

For more information or to complete the 2021 Census questionnaire, visit census.gc.ca. It's safe, quick and easy.

(Text on screen says, "For more information or to complete the 2021 Census questionnaire, visit census.gc.ca." The Statistics Canada and census identifiers appear below the text.)

(The Canada wordmark is on screen.)

Is my census information confidential and protected? (described video)

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