17 April 2004Mr John Squire
The Information Commissioner Office
Your ref: 04/46450/09
Re: Data Protection Act
To keep you informed of all developments and/or correspondence between myself and the Information Compliance Manager (Data Controller?) I am enclosing a copy of a letter I have received. From this letter it appears I am being told that Complainants' complaints files do not come under the Data Protection Acts? This, as I read the rules, does not appear to be correct.
I enclose a copy of a letter (Document A15 I previously sent to you) that I wrote to Lord Falconer which in my opinion, shows that a violation of the Law Society's Data Protection Notice is an automatic violation of the Data Protection Acts.
should an individual do if they are not satisfied that their information
has been processed as stated by the Law Society rulebook:
It appears to me from the letter I received from the Data Controller that the Law Society can pass information from complainants' files to anybody they wish with complete impunity, in fact they can use complaints files as a sort of 'Criminal Data Bank' for members of the Law Society's personal use and you have no control at all.
am enclosing a copy of my reply to Mr Stanley, Information Compliance
Manager's letter dated 1 April for your information and again if you read
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