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I was issued a PCN by a private parking firm, although I was actually parked on PUBLIC highway adjacent to their land. The council have subsequently confirmed that where I was parked is definitely public land and they had no right to issue any PCN.

 

Park Watch obtained my personal data from DVLA, claiming I was parked on their private land which again is FALSE. They sent several letters and demands to my address. They then passed my data to Gladstones Solicitors who also sent several threatening letters. I have received a total of 9 so far and I am absolutely sick of it.

 

The initial PCN and all of these following letters have genuinely caused myself and my family significant distress.

 

I have researched and found that this is undoubtedly a breach of data regulations as Park Watch have knowingly made a FALSE claim to obtain my data from DVLA, and have then used my data to try and extort money for a charge/contract that never existed as I did not enter their private land. I say knowingly because it is absolutely clear as to where their land begins and I was not on it. I believe this makes the severity of their behaviour worse.

 

I have emailed them with my concerns and they have said it is entirely Gladstones issue and responsibility and I must contact them. I disagree as it is Park Watch who falsely obtained and misused my data.

 

I plan on taking action to obtain damages for the distress that this breach has caused, but I am unsure of what a fair amount should be and I’d really appreciate some help with working this out and how I should go about it. 
 

I will keep this thread updated in the hope that someone in a similar situation may be able to reference it for help in the future.

 

Thanks for everything you guys do!

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please complete this:

 

you wont get distress etc.

but the authorities that gov't them might be interested in the dvla data issues.

 

scan every letter in/out bothsides to one mass pdf please too.

 

read our upload guide carefully/

 

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If you fill in the questionnaire linked by DX the issue can be looked at it indeed they are making false claims there will be actions you can take by=ut we need the history of the issue to move forward with any advice.

 

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This could be interesting if the OP is correct and the muppets try court action

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if what you say is correct and you are sure you have the correct information from the Council then you have them for breaching your GDPR and possibly attempted fraud.  You should demand around £2000  to start with in view of the seriousness of their breach. It was around £500 to £750 ut now the minimum seems to be £1000. So go for £5000 and haggle. All you have to lose is the cost of a stamp or two.

Have a look here for more information.

The ICO suggest in the first instance to write to  Park Watch and they may cough up without going to Court. if not then you will have to put them on notice that you are going to Court. if they still argue, you could try a specialist litigation lawyer on a no win no pay basis since they may well be able to squeeze more money out of them.

You may also have a claim against the DVLA for giving out your information  when they had no reasonable cause to do so.

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The evidence from the council should do nicely,

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Then you have them by the short and curlie's.

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Thanks everyone.

 

Yes I have it in writing from the council that it is public highway… it was obvious it is public highway and I spoke with a council traffic warden who confirmed it was as well, but I made a FOI request to the council to get it in writing.

 

Yes what they have done is extremely naughty and completely unacceptable.

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Might be worth going for the jugular with GDPR claim against them, and mention they are being reported to ICO but if they take you to court might be a lever to get them really hammered on top, as whole claim was vexatious from the get go.

 

 Its your choice, you have the cast iron evidence they are out of order.

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