MEMORY OMEGA EXTRACT / COMMUNIQUE
FROM: RANER (CODED/RESTRICTED)
You will report or you will be stripped of your commission and with it the various security clearances that allow you to hold your position at the Institute.
To be clear, I am fully aware of Data’s sentient status (and his tactically inaccessible off switch). While I cannot compel his imprisonment or disassembly, I can have him reassigned or discharged from Starfleet on the basis of galactic security. And in the event of the failure of the Data Red team, that is exactly what will happen.
As to your point about “knowing” Data, I’m taking it under advisement.