RATHER more has been written about General Data Protection Register
than the facts warrant.
"Axe Research" does not have a live website, address or phone number and is not listed on the data protection register
The Information Commissioner's public Data Protection Register
does show Rightmove plc to be registered, among other data purposes, for the trading and sharing of personal details.
Businesses need only pay a fee of pounds 35 to the Information Commissioner's Office, which administers the Data Protection Register
, to carry out their registration.
Newcastle public relations consultant Brenda Boyd received a demand purporting to come from the "Data Protection Enforcement Agency", saying she was not on record as having registered with the Data Protection Register
. The Manchester company behind the warning, Data Protection, said she would have to fill in a form enclosed and send a cheque for pounds 95.
This information, which can be supplied by post, telephone or Internet, is entered onto a public register, named the Data Protection Register
. The data controller must specify the (a) "registrable particulars" and (b) a general description of the measures to be taken to ensure compliance with the Seventh Principle, which relates to security measures to protect data.
Bosses are being hit for pounds 120 each by unscrupulous companies who panic them into signing up for the Data Protection Register
Southport-based Data Collection Enforcement Agency is sending out mailshots warning that it is a criminal offence not to comply with the data protection register
, and offering to register the service for pounds 95 plus VAT.