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Virgin Trains and The Information Commissioner

Postby shootist » Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:27 pm

Apparently, following the release of CCTV showing Corbyn walking past empty seats on a train and sitting on the floor, the office of the Information Commissioner is examining the possibility that offences under the Data Protection Act might have been committed. Does that mean that Virgin Trains will have to change their CCTV notices to something like "CCTV operates on this train for the safety and security of passengers, and for exposing lying bastard politicians." ?
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Re: Virgin Trains and The Information Commissioner

Postby dls » Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:35 pm

I think they do have to find a justification, but it would be even better to find a complaint from a labour member about the use of such material to expose the lies of his guru.
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Re: Virgin Trains and The Information Commissioner

Postby Hairyloon » Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:36 pm

If indeed they are lies: I understand the footage is ambiguous.
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Re: Virgin Trains and The Information Commissioner

Postby 3.14 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:41 pm

hahahhaha "Ambiguous" my hairy arse! He was caught red handed.
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Re: Virgin Trains and The Information Commissioner

Postby atticus » Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:45 pm

This blog post may give some understanding in relation to the original question.
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Re: Virgin Trains and The Information Commissioner

Postby dls » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:00 pm

Good post, good find.

There is of course the likely explanation that it was Corbyn's plan.

Who does no book a seat?
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Re: Virgin Trains and The Information Commissioner

Postby atticus » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:46 pm

Me. I buy tickets on the day. I'm no good at this buying in advance business.
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Re: Virgin Trains and The Information Commissioner

Postby 3.14 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:53 pm

I always drove everywhere. Much more comfortable, always had a seat and I could leave when I wanted not when the train schedules said.
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Re: Virgin Trains and The Information Commissioner

Postby dls » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:04 pm

The cost of reserving a seat is minimal, and the inconvenience minimal.

Surely virgin know whether there were non-reserved seats.
It has all the stink of a set up by Corbyn.
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Re: Virgin Trains and The Information Commissioner

Postby Hairyloon » Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:15 pm

I don't get why it is a big deal. So what if it was a media stunt: it is only a misrepresentation if there are not regularly overcrowded trains.
Even if there are not, the rail service in this country is disgraceful: it is very often substantially cheaper to fly: WTF is going on with that?!
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