May 9th, 2014

Robbo and Dave’s Data Protection Blooper

Kind, caring Dave showed his soft side on the News at Ten last night, letting the cameras into No. 10 to film him responding to a letter from a little girl. Of course Nick Robinson and the PM will have got permission to run the letter, name and home address of the girl in full (obscured by Guido above) to their two million viewers, making sure they didn’t blatantly breach the Data Protection Act. Right?


  1. 1
    Ed Balls says:

    Thanks to Dave and Nick for that info. We shall look into whether her family vote Labour. If not, we’ll smear them mercilessly.


    • 3
      Anonymous says:

      … and the BBC have a case to answer too … why was it not pixelated?


      • 5
        Sod UKIP says:

        Exactly! BBC fecked up this one….


        • 12
          BBC Trust says:

          We’ve held an inquiry and found that the BBC did not do anything wrong. Thank you for your interest in our programming. We welcome all comments and questions. Remember to pay your licence fee.


          • Waste of Space says:

            thank you for filling in our 63 page questionaire.

            we dont see that there is any case to answer.

            thank you for and behalf of

            the Data Protection Agency


      • 9
        Libidinous Demagogue says:

        Well actually, it’s the TV people who are more in breach of the DPA than the politicians.
        The politicians, only failed to hide the details from the TV people, it’s the TV people who recklessly broadcasted it – not so much that they should know better; more that their NUJ occupational liability insurance makes them feel like demi-gods, invincible to any censure – journotrolls don’t care whose lives they casually destroy.


        • 16
          Philip Schofield says:

          Tell me about it.


        • 24
          Anonymous says:

          I am not aware of an exception in the Data Protection Act which gives freedom to disclose confidential data to press and media organisations even if they promise (he he he!) not to use the information or to broadcast or publish it.

          Could you please refer me to the specific exemption in the Act?


          • Dave (I'm the leader) Cameron says:

            Hang on I’m just writing the statutory instrument to cover that.


          • Reading what was said says:

            He isn’t saying that there is an exemption but that letting a handful of people, whose names you have or can easily get, see something is trivial compared to sharing that information with potentially millions of people.

            That is why he said “it’s the TV people who are more in breach of the DPA”. So ‘more’ not ‘the only ones who are’.


      • 36
        The BBC says:

        Fatcha made us do it


      • 43
        broderick crawford says:

        Neither the name of the little girl nor the address are valid .

        The letter was actually addressed to Philip Schofield c/o the Breakfast Programme as a marker that his penchant for flashong names at the PM over the breakfast studio table for him and three million viewers to accidentally on purpose take a gander at , ……. has not been forgotten.


    • 21
      Liar.Politicians says:

      I have the video clip. Surprised the BBC let that one through as well.


    • 34
      Norm Normal says:

      Winced when I saw it, but couldn’t work out who was trying to set up who.


  2. 2
    Taxfodder says:

    Dumb and Dumber


  3. 4
    Libidinous Demagogue says:

    Ed & Ed = Dumberer & Dumbererer.


  4. 6
    A cunt by any other name says:

    I’ve noticed a new leftie troll posting here in recent days going by the name Trolling for Points. Is this Jimmy under a new moniker? This twat talks the same kind of leftie bollocks.


    • 42
      Jagman 84 says:

      Is there any other type of bollocks? They seem to have cornered the market in the last few days (VAT on food? Labour in touch….my arse!).


  5. 7
    Anon says:

    Funny we’ve had no Euro polls recently.

    Scared of the truth no doubt……. ;) ;) ;)


  6. 8
    John Lewis says:

    Og course, Guido would never accuse Nick Robinson of working for ITV, which had a show called News At Ten.

    So one has to assume that, in his eagerness to get to press, he MEANT to say The Ten O’clock News.

    Or is that another scoop?


  7. 10
    Grooby_the_Slug_Catcher says:

    The house is probably just a postal address.
    Notwithstanding, Dave is still a hunt.


  8. 11
    Gordon McBroomhandle says:

    I have purchased a new pair of tan suede winkle pickers that I shall wear when searching for virgins in the bush.


  9. 14
    Genghiz the kahn says:


  10. 15
    Graphologist says:

    The handwriting shows a distinct slope. Obviously racist.


  11. 17
    Yawnnn says:

    Surely Cameron should have told her about his children. He’s never fucking finished telling us.


  12. 18
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  14. 22
    Gordon Brown says:

    He should be using crayons – it makes you more intellectually self-confident


  15. 23
    First time for ages BBC viewer says:

    The Hills are alive with UKIP ascending !


  16. 25
    This is an order! says:


  17. 27
    Fruitcake and swivel eyed loony loving the panic and utter desperation says:

    Chucky, you know when you’ve been Faraged.

    ‘…a liar or pig ignorant’

    That will follow him around for as long as he’s in politics.

    Vote UKIP, get UKIP.


  18. 30
    UKIPPER says:

    Well Farage really fuck them last night when he called all the LIBLABCONs on QT liars as they pretended that they could decide if the Astra Zenica/ Phiza deal could gothrough or not. As Farage said they are either LIARS or Pig Ignorant because the final decision rests with Brusseles.
    Lets see then spin their way out of that.


  19. 33
    bartfartbastard says:

    I’m getting really fed up with you pointing out flagrant breaches of the law by politicians and the BBC.

    You do realise they don’t have to obey them, don’t you?


  20. 37
    Seen It says:

    The Data Protection Act is not enforced anyways. We have masses of our personal data kept on computers in data centres in India, and using call centres in India, where the norms of confidentiality are ignored. The Information Commissioner is a joke who always gives the guilty party full access to the evidence of the complainant even when they are obviously evil, rather like the police telling the rapist the name and address of his victim.


  21. 38
    (I've been renamed) DA-Notice says:

    You’d think he’d have a nice pen.


  22. 40
    Hmmm says:

    I didn’t know Dave was left handed. Food for thought.


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