One of our 'clients' paid £10 for a Subject Access Request (SAR) to get copies of the officers notebook who seized their goods. THIS IS WHAT THEY GOT BACK!
|Note that the word 'COPY' is clear!|
We are told that the original notebook stays at the port/airport where the officer works. So Hull Border Force did a 'photocopy' and sent it to the UKBA Data Protection Unit (DPU) who then send a copy to people requesting an SAR
Both Hull Border Force and the DPU think this copy of the notebook is acceptable ... otherwise why would they send it? lt's a bloody disgrace and they are taking the pi## ! Perhaps there is something in the notebook that they don't want anyone to see???
DPU have now received a strongly worded letter demanding a full explanation of their actions AND to send an actual acceptable copy of said notebook forthwith.
THIS is an example of what should have been sent -
Amazingly, you can actually read this officer's handwriting. You won't believe the number of times it's written in 'doctor's scrawl' that is unreadable ... even by the officer that wrote it! (we had this in court once. lol)