Reply To: DPA – HB Data used for other purposes


My current LA is considering the use of a debtor tracing system for Council Tax and Benefit overpayments. The software shares information with Revenue & Customs, other LAs and various other agencies.

The software is part funded by the DWP. The Information Commissioner wrote to the company involved, esentially accepting that the product may breach the DPA but that they would only consider individual complaints.

A geen light to the LAs to break the law and get a slap on the hand if the traced person discovers how they were traced (not very likely)