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2011 UK Census

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Was reading an article about the approaching census:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...hed-to-raise-awareness-of-census-2220867.html

I wasn't aware that it was being run by US arms manufacturer Lockheed, and some of the comments have left me thinking.

For example:
Reminder - the US Patriot Act compels personal data held by any company on systems in the US to be made available to government intelligence, and requires this to be done without informing the people involved.
Why should I cooperate cheerfully with the census, when I have to buy back the results of my ancestors' ones by inertia-subscription to a company run by strange religionists? Or haven't we even noticed?
As a genealogist I consider completing the census important for future genealogists, but some of these points make me want to stuff it straight in the recycle bin!

What do others think about this?
 

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