I recently posted an open letter to the secretary of Weaver Vale CLP. Following that, I’ve been asked if I can support my assertion that the CLP have failed to supply me with all the data they hold on me.
I have two Information Commissioner Office judgments in my favour, for the Party’s failure to fully disclose the information I an entitled to see under General Data Protection Requirements. Despite refusing to give me all the information I need to defend myself, the party had expected that I should attend a disciplinary hearing, without knowing the full extent of what has been said against me.
I declined their offer of a kangaroo court.
Extracts From ICO Letter
One of the judgments is against the national party. The second one against the CLP. A letter has been sent from the Information Commissioners Office to the CLP reminding the secretary of his obligations under General Data Protection Requirements. This is not the first time I had asked the ICO to intervene with the CLP to obtain missing information.
Here are two extracts from the ICO’s last letter to me dated 7th March, 2019.
“given that we have already provided the view that the CLP failed to comply with the GDPR in its response to your SAR”.
“I have provided guidance to the CLP and advised it of the action it should take in response to your SAR. Following the letter I have written to the CLP today reminding it of its obligations and advising it to respond to you within the next 14 days, we do not intend to take any further action at this stage. In the event that it fails to respond further, or it responds and you consider additional information remains withheld, you will now need to consider taking action as an individual through the courts”.
How do I know information is missing?
How do I know information is missing? Firstly, some documents from the national party that I have been allowed to see give a partial story. What I presume is the response to the CLP has been redacted. Secondly, I have emails sent to the National Party by a CLP executive member. These emails, with the responses, should have been included in the CLP SAR. Thirdly, CLP members, with a sense of decency have sent information to me, which again should have been disclosed officially as part of the SAR. The ICO has informed the secretary that he should assume that I have not seen this information and disclose it. The ICO stated in a letter to me in December 2018
“it is worth noting that the right of access afforded under Article 15 of the GDPR entitles an individual to receive a full copy (subject to any exemptions) of the personal data a controller holds about them.”
This means that even if I have obtained data from another source, the data controller must supply with a complete set of data and must not assume I have already seen it.
Finally, an email I referred to in my open letter containing the screen shots sent by (allegedly) a member from Halton CLP, which the secretary has confirmed to the ICO was sent to him is also missing. As this was the excuse used by the CLP to initiate the campaign against me, it’s vital that I know where originated, from whom and and why?
This is just the missing data that I know about. There could be more but how can I trust that I will get this now?