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Data Protection Registrar to David Irving

April 3, 1997





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Mr David Irving
81 Duke Street

3 April 1997

Dear Mr Irving

Thank you for your letter of 9 March 1997.

I am afraid that there is little that I can add to my earlier letters regarding the concerns you raise regarding the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Community Security Trust. As you know, these matters were investigated by a very experienced investigator who found no evidence of a breach of the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1984.

I note that the copy of a letter from a member of the Jewish Socialist Group which apparently appeared in The Observer, states that many Jews who have been excluded from meetings have been told that they are 'on file'. As you will clearly appreciate this cannot amount to clear evidence that the CST currently holds personal data subject to the Act in respect of which registration. It would be perfectly possible for the files apparently referred to by CST officials to be paper ones. The CST have not yet registered under the Data Protection Act 1984, though I gather that they have contacted our Registration department to begin this process.

Yours sincerely

Assistant Registrar

EVERY subject now has the statutory right under the Data Protection Act, 1984, to give the Board of Deputies forty days' notice in writing to provide copies of all data maintained by the Board on them, and to require the Board to make such corrections as the subject concerned may require.

Subjects who suspect that they are being victimised should write in the first instance by Recorded Mail to the Research Unit, Board of Deputies of British Jews, marking their letter for the attention of Michael Whine, Director, Research Unit, Commonwealth House, 1 - 19 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1NF. If the Board refuses to give satisfaction within forty days, the subject should then complain in writing to the Registrar of the Data Protection Agency, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF; the agency has statutory powers to search and seize databases in the event of non compliance with the Act.

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