I received a letter from US Department of Commerce (Census Bureau) stating I will be receiving a "a very important national survey." It further states I was randomly selected.
It is called "The American Community Survey" which collects personal information. I went to the web site they provided to check into the questions I would be required to answer.
www.census.gov/acs/www. I was quite disturbed at many of the questions. I was more disturbed when they advised I was required to answer by law, or face a fine of $500.00.
I request you review the survey questions to determine if, in your professional opinion, many of my constitutional rights are being violated, especially the 4th. Amendment as well as Hippa
laws because of personal medical inquiries that I believe go beyond doctor patient confidentiality
Finally, with the hacking of numerous governmental agencies occurring almost daily, I believe that the information I am required to give would make me extremely vulnerable to identity theft.
I have never heard of this survey and I am flabbergasted at the extent of searching being conducted. Please advise what alternatives I may employ to legally refuse to answer this "witch hunt."
Thank you very much.