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Subject:

Re: It's Friday - straw poll (just for fun)

From:

"Gibson, Martin" <[log in to unmask]>

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Gibson, Martin

Date:

Fri, 13 Aug 2004 10:36:55 +0100

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No I would not be happy. The fact that their system is inadequate in that it
cannot remove clearly inaccurate data is their problem and should not be
mine. Quite frankly if the police said that to me I would be very suspicious;
surely they must have a facility to record situations where an individual
either withholds his name or supplies a fictitious one like Michael Mouse
(apologies to the big eared one!). I would complain to the Chief Constable &
ask for a request for assessment from the IC.

Martin

(In grumpy old man mode today!)
Martin Gibson
Customer Relations Team/Data Protection Officer
ICT Services
Buckinghamshire County Council
01296 382907
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www.buckscc.gov.uk

 

-----Original Message-----
From: [log in to unmask] [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 13 August 2004 10:13
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: It's Friday - straw poll (just for fun)


As it's Friday and raining, again, and in an effort to involve a few more
people, can we just have a straw poll on the following?  I have changed the
details of the case so that now, the data subject is you.

Scenario: "As a result of a Police National Computer check you find out that
your record contains details of crimes which you have not committed. Your
innocence is confirmed through finger print evidence. It is established that
the
person who had in fact committed the offences was an illegal immigrant who
had
your identity.  The Police think it is impossible to remove the record as
they
have no other way of recording information about the offences. However they
agree to put comments on the record about your physical characteristics
proving
that you are not the offender."

Questions:

1) Would you be happy with the solution proposed by the police?

2) What would you do to try to change the situation?


Ian B


Ian Buckland
Managing Director
Keep IT Legal Ltd

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further explanation of any points raised please contact Keep I.T. Legal Ltd
at
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Derbyshire  S43 3HP
(Reg 3822335)
Tel: 01246 473999
Fax: 01246 470742
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Website: www.keepitlegal.co.uk

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