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Saturday, 3 August 2019

TV Licensing Exploiting Tradespeople


We have just been made aware of an incident where a TV Licensing goon extracted information from a courier delivering a package to the property they were visiting.

When questioned by the TV Licensing goon, the courier confirmed the name of the occupier as typed on the label of the package.

TV Licensing goons should not be seeking personal data from third parties; third parties should not be divulging personal information to TV Licensing goons.

The chance of a TV Licensing goon and tradesperson visiting an unlicensed property at the same time is quite remote. However, if it does happen the tradesperson needs to be made quite aware of the data protection implications of disclosing confidential information to TV Licensing.

In the past we have heard tales of TV Licensing goons rummaging through wheelie bins in an effort to gather intelligence on unlicensed properties. For that reasons we'd encourage people to keep their bins secure and ensure that documents bearing personal information are obliterated prior to disposal.

We know that TV Licensing goons do not obey the usual rules of society, so we'd encourage the occupiers of unlicensed properties to be vigilant and wise to TV Licensing tricks.

TV Licensing goons cannot be trusted under any circumstances.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Definite breach of GDPR by that Courier, its a no no to disclose a customers name to a third party.

Mike Eves said...

If that ever happens you inform the ICO. All those breaching data can and will be interviewed under caution.

syd floyd said...

Proof again that goons ignore their own working guidelines and do as they please while alone and unsupervised

Anonymous said...

The amazing thing is that is they really did need to know who lives at a particular address, the electoral Roll would be a good place to start. As a Law Enforcement Agency, they would have access the the unabridged roll as the Police do. Is that to easy for them.

Fred Bear said...

Anonymous - the BBC's response to the TV Licence Enforcement Review:
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/445844/_45__2015_04_24_-_BBC_RESPONSE_TO_CONSULTATION.pdf
suggests that the BBC doesn't have access to the electoral roll (see pages 7 and 30) unless things have changed since 2015.

Anonymous said...

But they are not a law Enforcement Agency, they are goons employed by Capita an outsourcing company with too many fingers in too many pies for the public good. most of the people they try to intimidate into buying a TV Licence are not breaking any law.

Anonymous said...

Yes, they are just door to door salesman out for some quick commission - they have targets and they are greedy scum preying on the elderly or vulnerable. They are not enforcing anything. Nobody has to prove their innocence, the burden of proof is with them.

I wrote to my local MP, Nadime Sahwi, who told me that the BBC 'Have a right to check if customers are telling the truth'. Absolute garbage Sahwi you moron. I don't have a firearms licence either but the police don't come knocking on my door and send me threatening letters, to 'check if I'm telling the truth'. If they did that would be harassment.

I would love the BBC to carry out their threats of £1,000 fines and a date in court. I will chew them up and spit them out. As we know, they won't - it's all bluff and bluster. Best tactic is do nothing. Nothing is easier than doing nothing.