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If a member breaches the DPA by posting/ guessing personal info of other members

TORPC
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If a member breaches the DPA by posting/ guessing personal info of other members

what is PN's Duty of care
As per title
Do the perpetrator get punished / banned ?Huh
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Re: If a member breaches the DPA by posting/ guessing personal info of other members

If someone knows, or works out personal information of another user, they shouldn't post it.
I think it's fair to expect our moderators to redact it if they see it, and for people to report it when they see it without obvious permission.
I think the original thing was a funny one, based on something which I'll PM to you.  I don't expect that there was any malice in that post.
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Re: If a member breaches the DPA by posting/ guessing personal info of other members

Simple answer no.
Ray members don't hold data on other members so how can they breach the DPA
TORPC
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Re: If a member breaches the DPA by posting/ guessing personal info of other members

@itsme
Please see Kelly's reply Wink
TORPC
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Re: If a member breaches the DPA by posting/ guessing personal info of other members

I forgot to ask
@Kelly
What happens if / when a member of the DCT refuses point blank to re-flag it to the Mods
With permission I can PM you the PM's I have received
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Re: If a member breaches the DPA by posting/ guessing personal info of other members

TORPC.. your query has nothing to do with the DPA
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The Data Protection Act controls how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government.

source: https://www.gov.uk/data-protection/the-data-protection-act
so itsme is correct, should PN not wish for members who are trying to help other members post some information that is readily available in the public domain is another matter.
That's PN's decisions and if they wish it then it is. I also think there's a difference between something that is in the public domain and something that is deduced. but there you go.

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TORPC
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Re: If a member breaches the DPA by posting/ guessing personal info of other members

Kelly answered the question appropriately
Who on here mentioned anything aboit about it was or was not deduced by searching a public domain ?Huh
Although no malice was meant , The fact is, that permissions were not sought
As Kelly have quite rightly stated
Quote from: Kelly
If someone knows, or works out personal information of another user, they shouldn't post it.
I think it's fair to expect our moderators to redact it if they see it, and for people to report it when they see it without obvious permission.
<snip>

Which should be taken at face value
Edit:
Amended spelling mistake
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Re: If a member breaches the DPA by posting/ guessing personal info of other members

perhaps you should change your thread title then as it's not a DPA related issue.

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Re: If a member breaches the DPA by posting/ guessing personal info of other members

@ TORPC
People can work out a lot of information about users on here by what they post and their profile pages. Posting personal information is a different issue (and against the forum rules, I think). But as far the DPA goes, it does not cover this.
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Re: If a member breaches the DPA by posting/ guessing personal info of other members

Quote from: TORPC
What happens if / when a member of the DCT refuses point blank to re-flag it to the Mods

There's no need to reflag it to the mods, we were already in discussion with them when you made that request.
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 Chris Parr
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Re: If a member breaches the DPA by posting/ guessing personal info of other members

If you have your website shown in your profile and a simple whois look up  gives your full address including post code then it is in the public domain
TORPC
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Re: If a member breaches the DPA by posting/ guessing personal info of other members

Cheer Chris
The issue has now been resolved
Many thanks to the Member of the DCT & the Mods for resolving this issue Grin
@OJ
As stated permissions were not sought before it was posted
There is no need to discuss this further
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Re: If a member breaches the DPA by posting/ guessing personal info of other members

As I pointed out above permission is not needed as you have published the information
TORPC
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Re: If a member breaches the DPA by posting/ guessing personal info of other members

@OJ
please leave it alone, & let this rest
as it has been resolved,
Kelly has replied more than appropriately & so has Chris
I suggest this thread now gets locked
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Re: If a member breaches the DPA by posting/ guessing personal info of other members

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Thread locked at the request of the OP as it has served it's purpose.

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