Litter Enforcers let loose in Leeds – what rights to private contractors have to request personal details and issue fines? – Zenith Chambers

Posted May 8th, 2013 in data protection, fines, litter, news, public private partnerships by sally

“Private contractors are increasingly being used by local councils in an attempt to curb offences of littering. This has provoked an uproar amongst the press with reports of local residents being issued with ‘heavy handed fines’ for the most trivial offences, rather than receiving a warning and the opportunity to pick up their litter first.”

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Zenith Chambers, 3rd May 2013