After listening to the leaked videos this is what I think it’s all about. First I don’t believe they will want to much personal information ie bank accounts etc do to potential legal problems down the road. What i think is their goal is once all publishers are in the data base they then have no need for written information about any issue concerning a publisher and how issues are handled by elders and the branch etc... This information now is in their own data base and can be deleted or manipulated by them at any time. Records about an elder child molester that’s moved from one congregation to another and the branch knows about it , this information if it is demanded by the courts can then mysteriously disappear.
The second main reason for this data collection is to keep tract of publishers and thier movements. If a publisher moves to another congregation so as to fade, the data can be moved to the jurisdiction of the new elder body of the territory. They will be informed of the new publisher and if this publisher doesn’t come to meetings or is not attending enough, measures can be taken to sensor or disfellowship the publisher so he or she can not potentially become a problem for the other members, possibly waking someone up.
Whats interesting, is in the video the speaker mentions the published number in the US of total publishers and then goes on to mention that out of the 1.2 million publishers only about 750,000 are in their current system. He acts as though these missing ones are just not in the system yet but I suspect these ones don’t exist. That’s over 400,000 less publishers just in the USA. I’m not sure of the percentage but imagine if we take that percentage and apply it to their worldwide published numbers maybe we can get a more accurate picture of how many actual members are still left in this cult.
Ps. If my math is correct the missing publishers equals 33% of the total population of publishers in the US.