The Census Bureau's secure servers use "HTTPS" or Hypertext Transfer Protocol over Secure Socket Layer. This ensures the encrypted transmission of data between your browser and the U.S. Census Bureau.
2020 Census information is encrypted at all times.
How do you know if you are on a secure website?
You can tell you’re connected to a website with an HTTPS connection if the address in your web browser’s address bar starts with “https://”. You will also see a lock icon, which you can click for more information about the website’s security.
The major benefits of a HTTPS certificate are:
- All submitted citizen information is encrypted and cannot be intercepted
- Citizens can verify the online Census Form is the registered and owned website by the Census Bureau