Your information is safe and protected.The Census Bureau is required by law to protect any personal information and keep it strictly confidential. The Bureau can only use your information to produce statistics, it cannot be shared with any other entity or organization. In fact, every Census Bureau employee takes an oath to protect your personal information for life. Your answers cannot be used for immigration or law enforcement purposes or to determine your personal eligibility for government benefits. Census records are kept sealed for 72 years.