Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Letter before action against Mail Boxes Etc. (UK) Ltd: Breach of contract[Information Commissioner's Office Case Reference Number RFA0651773]

Declan is still waiting to hear from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) about the stop they put to correspondence being issued to us because of the postcode on the mailbox we rent from Mail Boxes Etc. (UK) Ltd (MBE). This morning the Information Commissioner's Office came back to us stating:

Royal Mail has advised in their e-mail of 22 November 2016 that PAF (Postcode Address File) is a list of addresses and does not contain any personal data.

This means that you cannot be identified from your address on PAF.

The Data Protection Act does not apply to the issue you have raised because it does not concern your personal data.

This means that our dispute with MBE is exclusively contractual. Are we going to be forced to file our claim against MBE in the Central London County Court on 3 January 2017? That all depends on how HMRC respond to Declan's email to its chief executive on 29 November, which is posted to my updated blog post below.

29 November: Will it take the Independent Police Complaints Commission to protect our address with HM Revenue and Customs? (WITH UPDATE 20/12/2016)