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Who do the Police serve?


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According to the news the police have been selling details of road traffic accidents to third parties, for example 'where there's blame there's a claim type outfits'. Then these companies ring the parties involved to try and pressure them act on their behalf, is it just me who finds the idea of the Police doing this to make a quick buck repulsive?. After all i think your data is personal and not a commodity to be sold on especially by the Fuzz.

 

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Mel B - 2013-01-31 11:22 PM

 

I would think that it is totally out of order - surely the Data Protection Act alone should make this illegal? :-S

 

Agree Mel.

 

If you get a call from such a company then you could Submit a Subject Access Request to them under the Data Protection Act 1998 to try to discover exactly how you were referred to them.

 

It costs you £10 but I have found doing this VERY beneficial !!

 

If nothing else it ties the company up in knots and cost them FAR more than the £10 it cost you!

 

I suspect in this case the "trail" will cease before it links to the Police - thereafter you may be able to get generic info on the Police doing this via a FoI request.

 

 

 

>:-(

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Mel B - 2013-01-31 11:22 PMI would think that it is totally out of order - surely the Data Protection Act alone should make this illegal? :-S
The police doing something illegal " Now thats a First " what was that I have just heard on the radio of a female police officer getting 18 months for talking to one of the tabloids regarding phone hacking ?

And the Plebgate saga still rolls on !!

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Guest 1footinthegrave
Another scandal is DVLA selling your details to the private parking enforcement Dick Turpins...........when I challenged them under data protection I got nowhere
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Guest Peter James

Who do the Police Serve?

Well according to the law they serve us all equally *-)

The expression 'An Englishman's Home is his Castle' means that under the law the Police protect the Pauper's Hovel as much as the Lords Castle.

If they don't do that it is a matter of Police Corruption, not a matter of them being different under the law.

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