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Census

What is a Census?

Definition:  

An official count or survey of a population, typically recording various details of individuals.

Wider definition

What's wrong with a census?

e.g 
Statement from a tyrannical dictatorship
"Fill this paper in, otherwise we will give you a fine. If you don't pay the fine, we will throw you in jail. We do not recognise your right to privacy or anonymity"

Compare that with the statement from your friendly government collecting the census
"Fill this paper in, otherwise we will give you a fine. If you don't pay the fine, we will throw you in jail. We do not recognise your right to privacy or anonymity"

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