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Re: SPL -- Suspicious Persons List

On Sun, 15 Sep 1996, Bill Stewart wrote:
> >I am on an SPL that is run by an organisation called the "Ecconomic
> >League". It is an organisation run by the UK Conservative party 
> >which keeps lists of "unsafe" employees. Of course the list is 
> (Just because I don't believe in the concept of "corporate slavery"
> doesn't mean I don't think corporations can be offensive.  This sucks...)
> Out of curiousity, I thought the UK had Data Privacy Laws or
> some sort of Database Cops - does that not apply to applications like this?

The Econmic league is not run by the UK Conservative party directly, in 
the same way that the Willie Horton ads were not run by the Bush campaign..

They escape the Data Protection Act by virtue of keeping all this 
information in filing cabinets (at least, they claim to.)


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