There is a word for this indirect form of compulsion which escapes me...and I do not mean "a lie" or "COWARDICE", although those terms would still fit.
"I will not make any deals with you...I will not be filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or NUMBERED. My life is my own." - The Prisoner.We are...in the village. By hook or by crook they will try to get our information. Information. INFORMATION.