Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,
Please consider this as a request for information in accordance with section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
I read the BBC's partial response to RFI20191986 with great interest as it confirmed, for the first time that I am aware of, that TV Licensing sources third party information from Experian, Equifax, GBGroup and The Read Group.
The BBC has previously confirmed to me in its response to RFI20162341 that it uses data provided by Acxiom.
Under the terms of the Act please provide me with the following information:
- The headings and sub-headings of data provided to the BBC, or TV Licensing contractors acting on its behalf as Licensing Authority, by Experian, Equifax, GBGroup and The Read Group.
- The text of any contract and/or agreement between the BBC, or TV Licensing contractors acting on its behalf as Licensing Authority, relating to the supply of data by these companies.
Clearly I am only interested in data obtained from these third party companies in relation to the administration or enforcement of the TV licence.
I look forward to a timely and concise response to this request, as required by the relevant legislation.
Lead author of the TV Licensing Blog
Dear Peter Jones,
Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was
received on 12 January 2020. We will deal with your request as promptly
as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days of receipt. If you
have any queries about your request, please contact us at the address
The reference number for your request is RFI20200040.
BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP
Email: [BBC request email]
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