reply to post by woodwardjnr
So your happy to fill out a personal document and give that information to an American arms dealer?
You’re not giving your information to an American arms dealer, not unless they are secretly copying everything they process. And if they’re doing
that then why would I trust anyone with anything, they could all be breaking the law.
And if it wasn’t American it would be German, I don’t trust one more than the other so that makes no difference and as for whether or not it’s
an arms company, I don’t care.
What interest does an arms dealer have in getting a census contract?
What interest does any company have in getting any contract if not to make a profit?
Lockheed Martin is a huge company that although deals primarily in aerospace and defence does have substantial interests elsewhere.
Researching who runs the census isn't really the top of most peoples priorities, Why are you so condescending in your replies? Must be tough
knowing it all, when all around know nothing
Oh I don’t know it all, but you see there’s this little secret; when I don’t know something I look it up!
It’s not difficult or time consuming to look something up but people are far happier to jump to conclusions screaming NEW WORLD ORDER!
Five minutes and people would have seen how this has all be played out ten years ago but no.
reply to post by johngtr
The fact they should ask one question only bothers me.
So they’ve asked how many people live in your house and you’ve told them. Don’t they need to know the ages of these people? If not how are they
to adjust the schools budget for example or ensure that enough resources are available for the elderly?
There’s an argument to be had over each question but government needs to know far more than how many people live in your house.
reply to post by AmatuerSkyWatcher
You know what Lockhead do for a buisness? Don't you think Lochead makes enough money? The money they get from this little outing, will not
even register on their account balance! So again, why?
If it produces a marginal profit then it’s worthwhile. No business is ever going to say “I think we’re making too much money, better stop for a
LM are making £150m out of this contract, why wouldn’t they want it?
Not to mention they outbid all the other interested parties to make sure they won the contract- why such an interest in a census for an arms
Of course they outbid all other interest parties, that would be true of any company that won the contract. It would be suspicious if the winner
hadn’t outbid the competition.
And LM aren’t just a weapons manufacturer, information systems makes up nearly 30% of their activity for example.
Haha, why come here if it is "mental"? Don't you find this just a little strange?
I’ve been increasingly wondering that myself lately.
I'm not going to do all the homework for you, did you even click the links I provided?
Yes and neither provide any evidence that we should be concerned about the US subpoenaing LM for census information.
Here’s the ONS’ response to concerns about LM:
All data processing will be carried out in UK – no data will leave or be held at any point outside the UK;
All data is the property of the ONS and only UK/EU owned companies will have any access to personal census data.
The only people who have access to the full census dataset in the operational data centre will be ONS staff.
No Lockheed Martin staff (from either the US parent or UK company) will have access to any personal census data.
ONS will control system access rights to all data systems;
Existing law already prevents the disclosure of census data – it is a criminal offence to disclose personal census data and is punishable by a fine
and/or up to two years in prison.
All census employees and contractors working on the census sign a declaration of confidentiality to guarantee their understanding and compliance with
Independent checks by an accredited UK security consultancy of both physical and electronic security are carried out for ONS