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Dublin City Council must answer questions on personal information provided to Greyhound waste services – McDonald

26 January, 2012 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin Central Mary Lou McDonald TD has called on Dublin City Council to clarify exactly what customer details it has provided to Greyhound following the Office of the Data Protection Commission announcement that it is investigating the Council.

Deputy McDonald said:

“Sinn Féin consistently opposed the privatisation of Dublin City Council’s waste collection service and many of our reasons for doing so have come to pass.

“Since Dublin City Council transferred the service to Greyhound my constituency offices in North Strand and Cabra have been inundated with calls by residents who not only have not had their rubbish collected they were not aware of Greyhound’s contractual conditions.

“Increased charges are on the horizon, the waiver scheme may be in jeopardy, the company’s payment method is causing a problem and to rub salt into the wounds it appears the Council management may have provided information about debts owed to Greyhound Recycling and Recovery.

“Dublin City Council management need to publically clarify, as a matter of urgency, exactly what customer details it has provided to Greyhound about its 140,000 customers and if debt information was provided the Data Commissioner must ensure that Greyhound does not add this information to its customer database.”

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