Updated 08:20 25/11/20
And who is a very naught boy… yep it’s Leo Livingston Griggs (pictured). The local Tory party donor has like others fallen foul of GDPR, the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) and The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR).
So lets begin with the latter.
PECR (pronounced – pecker) gives people specific privacy rights in relation to electronic communications.
There are specific rules on:
marketing calls, emails, texts and faxes;
cookies (and similar technologies);
keeping communications services secure; and
customer privacy as regards traffic and location data, itemised billing, line identification, and directory listings.
Now regarding the GDPR & DPA 2018, Leo would we suspect, need to name a data controller and register either them or himself on the ICO’s Data protection public register. Alas Leo has failed to do this, even though he is named in nine companies on Companies House.
We are certain that Leo would need to know about any health conditions his employees might suffer from and keep a record of them, as the HSE make clear.
As such he would definitely need to register with the ICO.
Also Leo has a contract with the Council to build new homes on the Royal Victoria Hospital site. As such, he would need to comply with GDPR and the DPA 2018, and more likely than not be registered with the ICO.
How is it the council haven’t noticed Leo or his company are not on the ICO’s Data protection public register? Is it because of “technical issues” or the fact they’ve failed to do proper due diligence?
And Leo, what will he do? Comply and register, or continue to believe he and his company are above the law?
Only time will tell.
As an addendum, we note that Leo set up a company by the name of Brookland Corner Ltd on April 20th 2020, according to Companies House. Now we suspect Leo is eyeing up land which is in the local plan 2020 under policy RM13 – Lands north and south of Rye Road, Brookland
Possible land to be purchased by Leo Grigg and Scott Balcomb
Leo set up RVH Folkestone Ltd prior to him purchasing the site. We believe setting up Brookland Corner Ltd will see Leo purchase some or all the land coloured. However, we strongly suspect the land coloured green in the map above is most likely. This is because it is owned by the Balcomb family. And one of the share holders in Brookland Corner Ltd is Stuart Balcomb. However, the land is NOT in the Local Plan 2020.
Let’s hope whoever does due diligence on Leo ensures he is compliant with his GDPR, DPA 2018 and PERC requirements before selling any of the three parcels of land to him.
The land is in the Walland and Denge Marsh ward. One of the two Councillors responsible for this ward is Cllr Clive Goodard, who just happens to be the Chairman of the Planning Committee. Now Leo recently gave Clive a job on the Royal Victoria Hospital Site in Folkestone. Will he give him another on the Brookland Corner site/s when and if he purchases the land and receives planning permission?
Finally, we have discovered that the Cabinet member responsible for Planning, Cllr David Wimble is very good friend of Scott Balcomb. A variety of sources have made it clear that Cllr Wimble visits Balcomb’s house on a social basis. Small world!
Only time will tell.
The Shepway Vox Team
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