I have been asked
to look at this for you.
There is an exemption from registration under
the provisions of the Data Protection Act for Societies and Clubs who only want
to use the information for their own purposes. Notwithstanding whether it is
registered or not, it is still a breach of the data protection act not to
comply with the principles.
probably is a breach of the data protection act, but from past experience, all
that you will be able to achieve is to complain to the Information Commissioner
who, at worst (or best, depending on which side of the fence you sit) will say
stop doing it, and don't do it again.
To be honest, it is
more likely to be looked at as a division within the club and the information
Commissioner is not likely to want to get involved with the club politics.
I'm sorry, I
appreciate that this is not the answer you wanted but there is no point in me
misleading you. I certainly would not be spending any money on pursuing any
court action or on solicitors letters.
I have a duty to
advise you truthfully and honestly, even if that answer is unfavourable for
that answer the question? Can I help further? Can I answer any specific points?
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