Sunday, 23 December 2007

Arms companies and government information

Well Kent County Council has little problem in investing in arms companies and they are less likely to lose our data that the government so what is the problem with Lockheed Martin running the UK 2011 census? Do I really have to answer that?

Sign the petition online here:

With more sensitive information being collected in the next Census in 2011, do we really want data about everyone in the UK being collected by a foreign arms company?

Lockheed Martin is one of the shortlisted contractors to provide data capture and storage services for the 2011 Census, but the majority of its business is with the American Department of Defense and other US government agencies. They produce missiles, naval systems and land mines, as well as providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnnaissance services. Most worrying is their claim to deliver 'integrated threat information' to the US military by combining and analysing a widde range of intelligence information from around the world.

With Lockheed Martin involved, people in the UK will not believe that their Census submissions will be safe from being incorporated into these systems, and this is likely to harm the reliability of the 2011 Census.

We at Census Alert urge you to sign the petition because we believe that this kind of company should not be gathering sensitive data on every member of our population.

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