TV Licensing Research on Licence-Free Properties

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

I am making this request for information under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please provide the following information:
1. Complete and unredacted copies of all BBC/TV Licensing produced/held documents relating to the identification of individuals residing in licence-free properties.

In particular I am seeking to establish whether the BBC/TV Licensing now uses information provided by Royal Mail, the electoral register, DVLA, broadband/telecommunications companies and utility companies to determine the names of the occupiers of licence-free properties.

For the avoidance of doubt, if TV Licensing is reliant on information provided by any other third-party organisation, then I want to know which information and which organisation.

About 4 years ago I made a similar request, to which the BBC assigned the reference number RFI20120653. In response to that request, the BBC volunteered the information that it relied on TV dealers informing on their customers via the (now thankfully dead) Dealer Notification system. Clearly that can't be the case any more.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Jones
Lead author of the TV Licensing Blog

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Jones,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your request was received on 14 December 2016. We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days.

If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the above address.

The reference number for your request is RFI20162341.

Yours sincerely

Information Rights, BBC Legal
BC2A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TP

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Jones


Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20162341



Yours sincerely,

The Information Policy and Compliance Team


BBC Information Policy and Compliance

BC2A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP, UK


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Tel: 020 8008 2882

Fax: 020 8008 2398






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J. Jones left an annotation ()

It seems many companies are selling your personal data, with or without your permission - time this was stopped under the Data protection act.

Karin Mabberley left an annotation ()

I think we need more precise information about what details TVL are obtaining from Acxiom...

Karin Mabberley left an annotation ()

Especially in view of their refusal to answer this request

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