We know the Scottish census is being carried out by CACI (UK) Ltd, which is a subsidiary of CACI International Inc. an American corporation with extensive links with the American Government, and the shadowy world of intelligence gathering of the CIA and NSA.
CACI obtain a large amount of work from defence contracts for the US military, and one of these contracts was to provide interrogators at Abu Ghraib in 2003-4, during which time images appeared around the world depicting acts of torture at Abu Ghraib.
Why the Scottish Government has allowed this corporation to undertake the data collection of the census is beyond understanding, especially when there is a EU Procurement rule set out in Directive 2004/18/EC give contacting authorities discretion to exclude a contractor that “has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate.”
One of the cases against CACI is Al Shimari v. CACI, which has been filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virigiania in September 2008. The lawsuit has been brought by four Iraqis that claim they were torture victims at the hands of CACI International Inc and CACI Premier Technology Inc.
CACI is arguing for the case to be dismissed because the company was working for the US Government, no decision has been reached to dismiss the case as yet, so this is still ongoing and current.
Below you can read excerpts of the complaint, we have also provided a link at the end of the article for the full document. If you are easily upset at descriptions of torture, please do not read any further.
These are quite serious allegations against CACI, and anyone who has read this far, should take the time to read the full complaint against CACI at the bottom of this article.
Should the Scottish Government be engaging with this company to collect our personal and sensitive data? There is more and more demand for the Scottish Government to delay the census until 2012, so a new contract can be awarded, while this would cost the tax payer money, isn’t it better to have an ethical census conducted by a Scottish company?[dm]14[/dm]