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The DVLA is claiming that the ICO knew it was releasing keeper personal data  without checking for reasonable cause first.

Here is the 'audit'. I expect the two former friends to publicly start turning on each other soon.

There is a Keeper of Data at Event (KADOE) contract in place for all private parking companies, intermediaries and link providers. The data sharing agreement contains a dedicated section on data security, alongside a schedule that details very clearly the specific security requirements a company must have in place to have access to keeper data. Provisions for the DVLA to audit the company are also set out within the contract. 

  Private parking companies, intermediaries and link providers must complete an annual data governance and contract compliance assessment. This is a self-assessment questionnaire which requests the company to confirm data governance and compliance with the terms of the contract. Companies are required to notify the DVLA of the outcome within 28 days of conducting the checks


"Self-assessment"  :pmsl:- the parking industry has the morals of the mob.
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...we believe that it is reasonable to seek to recover some of these costs by making a modest charge to the motorist of no more than £20...

The firm acknowledged the fact that she purchased a ticket, and wiped £20 from the [£60] fine – but demanded that she pay the rest.

Amendments implemented 6th January 2020. Amendments ignored 20th January 2020.

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Nurse's anger at £60 parking fine for making tiny mistake after gruelling night shift

Hull Royal Infirmary nurse Karen Stockdale was hit with the fine after parking outside a train station after a night shift. Parking firm Smart Parking have refused to cancel the whole fine.


Karen was hit with the barmy fine in January

A nurse has hit out at a private parking firm which slapped her with a £60 fine even though she paid for a ticket.

Karen Stockdale, 58, was charged after entering her registration details incorrectly following a gruelling night shift at Hull Royal Infirmary.

She was fined after parking at Paragon Station before a trip to see her brother in Norwich.

Karen claims she can prove she paid for the ticket, and says the car left within the allotted time.

But weeks later, she received a letter demanding she pay a £60 parking charge after she failed to enter her details correctly.



She told HullLive: “I’m fuming. I was getting a train and I’d just come from a night shift at the hospital.

“I put money in and thought I’d put the digits in and the ticket came out. I got the ticket and put it in the car and thought nothing of it.

“And then a few weeks later, I got the letter saying I was charged £60.


Karen kept the ticket as proof

"They know my car and they know my ticket belonged to it. Why allocate the ticket if I’ve not entered the registration?

“I’d normally just pay it but I’m that p****d off about it. I put the time in and they have footage of the car but it’s just because I didn’t put three digits in the machine.”

After receiving the charge Mrs Stockdale wrote back to Smart Parking to appeal the fine.

The firm acknowledged the fact that she purchased a ticket, and wiped £20 from the fine – but demanded that she pay the rest.

She added: “It was an honest mistake. It’s ridiculous."

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/nurses-anger-60-parking-fine-21448639
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General No To Mob Discussion / Re: Proof that ANPR cameras in car parks don't work
« Last post by Web Admin on 11 February, 2020, 06:48:23 AM »
#163

ANPR is not fit for purpose if it allows entry of a VRN it does not recognise.

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Nurse's anger at £60 parking fine for making tiny mistake after gruelling night shift

Hull Royal Infirmary nurse Karen Stockdale was hit with the fine after parking outside a train station after a night shift. Parking firm Smart Parking have refused to cancel the whole fine.


Karen was hit with the barmy fine in January

A nurse has hit out at a private parking firm which slapped her with a £60 fine even though she paid for a ticket.

Karen Stockdale, 58, was charged after entering her registration details incorrectly following a gruelling night shift at Hull Royal Infirmary.

She was fined after parking at Paragon Station before a trip to see her brother in Norwich.

Karen claims she can prove she paid for the ticket, and says the car left within the allotted time.

But weeks later, she received a letter demanding she pay a £60 parking charge after she failed to enter her details correctly.


She told HullLive: “I’m fuming. I was getting a train and I’d just come from a night shift at the hospital.

“I put money in and thought I’d put the digits in and the ticket came out. I got the ticket and put it in the car and thought nothing of it.

“And then a few weeks later, I got the letter saying I was charged £60.


Karen kept the ticket as proof

"They know my car and they know my ticket belonged to it. Why allocate the ticket if I’ve not entered the registration?

“I’d normally just pay it but I’m that p****d off about it. I put the time in and they have footage of the car but it’s just because I didn’t put three digits in the machine.”

After receiving the charge Mrs Stockdale wrote back to Smart Parking to appeal the fine.

The firm acknowledged the fact that she purchased a ticket, and wiped £20 from the fine – but demanded that she pay the rest.

She added: “It was an honest mistake. It’s ridiculous."

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/nurses-anger-60-parking-fine-21448639






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BT forced to move parking restriction signs after wrongly fining Ilford drivers for parking legally on public land

PUBLISHED: 17:08 30 January 2020


Rasheda, right, has been given 11 parking tickets and she has refused to pay any on them on advice from the council, which says Prior Road is public land. Picture: Imogen Braddick

Telecomms giant BT has been forced to move a number of parking restriction signs outside its Ilford offices after it was found to have been wrongly issuing tickets to drivers who had parked legally on public land.


BT says it employed the parking company as cars had been blocking the entrances to its car parks and offices. Picture: Imogen Braddick

Redbridge Council has asked a private company hired by BT, Private Parking Solutions, to stop issuing tickets to cars parked in Prior Road, near Ilford Hill, "as they have no authority to enforce on public land".

The council said Prior Road is a dedicated highway for public use, but a spokesman for BT, which has offices on the land, said it "reluctantly" employed the parking firm to maintain access to its buildings at all times.

"As engineers were regularly unable to gain access to the exchange due to cars blocking the entrance, we reluctantly instructed a company to maintain access," the spokesman said.

"We are discussing the matter with Redbridge Council to find a solution and ensure we can keep the Ilford area connected 24/7."


Residents have parked in Prior Road, along the righthand side, for several years with no problems. BT has now instructed a parking enforcement company - but the council says it has no authority to do so. Picture: Imogen Braddick

Rasheda Malik Ali is one of a number of residents who has parked in the road for many years without any problems.

She has received 11 tickets so far, totalling £1,100, but has refused to pay any of them.

"From nowhere, on December 25, tickets were issued on all cars parked legally and signs erected stating we are parking on private property," she said.

"I have consulted the council and have proof that this so-called private land was adopted by the council in 1980 and is a dedicated highway for public use."

Another resident, Handel McKoy, said: "As you can imagine it was an utter shock to find the first ticket on my car, having complied as I normally do.

"I noticed several signs had appeared out of nowhere indicating that the area is now a no parking zone at anytime, indicating this is private land.

"It's the people who have paid the fines - they have a right to get their money back.

"We simply have nowhere else to park."

A spokesman for Redbridge Council said the enforcement company has now moved its signage to cover the land owned by BT.

"Following our intervention in this matter before Christmas, the enforcement company concerned have since moved the signage to cover the land owned by BT," he said.

"They are now entitled to carry out parking enforcement in this area of private land.

"If people wish to challenge any fines they feel were issued unfairly, they will need to raise this directly with the company."

https://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/private-parking-company-prior-road-ilford-bt-offices-1-6487115
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Driver fined £100 after pulling over for 26 seconds because of a sudden sneezing fit

James Gratton
31 Jan 2020, 10:17Updated: 31 Jan 2020, 12:59


A DRIVER been hit with a £100 fine after pulling over due to a sneezing fit.

Steven Savage, of Atteborough, Norfolk, stopped on the side of the road for just 26 seconds after he suddenly started sneezing.



The 37-year-old made the quick-thinking decision to pull over as he couldn't see and feared he might cause an accident.

But only a few days later, the engineer was hit with a £100 fine from National Parking Enforcement Ltd, who manage the road and captured his number plate on camera.

Steven said: "When you're having a sneezing fit the wise thing to do is pull over and let it finish - you don't feel fully in control when you're sneezing and it is dangerous to drive.

"To be honest I'm a bit blasé about the fine. It is annoying and it does create a bit of stress but these companies don't scare me.

He had only stopped in the space for 26 seconds but was still hit with a fine from the private company



"I think it is a bit of a scandal that they try and do it in the first place.

"As the road is close to the hospital there could be patients visiting who are briefly dropped off to receive treatment and then suddenly slapped with a huge fine.

"That is really what shocked me the most and I think it is outrageous.

"I know lots of people who have been fined for waiting for a few seconds and it is just unfair. It is fair enough if it is the council, but companies shouldn't be allowed to get away with it."

Steven has a 14-day window to accept the fine and pay a reduced fine, but said he will appeal the ridiculous ticket out of principle.

National Parking Enforcement Ltd have been contacted for comment.



Brits can be charged with careless driving if they cause an accident when having a sneezing fit, which can attract a maximum £2,500 fine and up to nine penalty points.

Earlier this year, we revealed that UK drivers who accidentally enter the wrong number plate details when buying a ticket will be exempt from fines.

The changes comes after a number of private parking firms have harshly penalised motorists for making innocent mistakes at the ticket machine at hospitals, shopping centres and train stations.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/motors/10860657/driver-fined-pulling-over-seconds-sneezing-fit/
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passing the alleged parking debt for collection is lawful, however 'selling' the ticket/debt to companies like MIL is unlawful. MIL also unlawfully add on extra charges.
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Thank you for that TBE  ;D

Unfortunately the crafty bastards have found way round it by incorporating the debt collectors within their private parking companies, which means that the data is stored on a database that is available to both the PPC and the debt collection company.  <bashy2> :bashy:
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Thank you for that TBE  ;D
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General No To Mob Discussion / Re: Solicitors Regulation Authority investigation
« Last post by acer on 28 January, 2020, 11:02:49 PM »
No, no link, just complain to the SRA and include the letter or Claim Form.
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A well known firm of 'solicitors' is now under formal investigation for adding £60 to civil pcn claims.    <dancingbanana2>


Is there a link you can give us to confirm this please? It will help with our investigation of this case.
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