is a letter from a parishioner to a councillor covered by the data protection act

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can the content of a letter to a councillor from a parishioner be shared with third parties without the agreement of the parishioner ?
asked Sep 21, 2013 by alan duckworth (160 points)

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Yes, it would be covered by the DPA.  Difficult to answer the question of sharing.

I'd think it would rather depend on who the third parties were and what was shared.  It would be reasonable for a councillor to share information necessary to follow up the matter raised in the letter.  Just how far that could go without prejudicing the right to fair handling of personal material is a matter of judgement
answered Sep 27, 2013 by counterpoint (20,350 points)

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