Thursday, October 1, 2009

Census Bureau Suspends Embargoes

A press release here and text below:
In recent days, the Census Bureau has experienced two major breaches of its embargo news release policy. Therefore, effective Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, the bureau will temporarily suspend prerelease access to data products while an assessment of the embargo policy and a thorough review of the breach incidents can be conducted. 
Given how important Census info is for journalists and what people know about social and demographic changes, this is kinda important.  I don't know who has been breaking the embargo but I suspect it'll come out soon.

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