Data Protection Commissioner

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1.11  A debt recovery organisation has contacted me for payment of import tax associated with an overseas purchase I made some time ago.  How did they get my details?

This practice of seeking the import duty -  which we understand falls due to be paid, under Irish customs requirements, following delivery of goods -  is not one which gives rise to any data protection issues.  We understand that the duty falls legitimately to be paid and accordingly, where it is not paid, it is in order for parcel delivery services to use methods including the use of debt collection agencies to collect the monies owed.

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