The Register report:

No checks are carried out on what the Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) does with confidential records it receives from police databases, including information on people’s vehicles and gun licences, the Register has learned.

Precise details of the Information Sharing Agreements (ISAs) between the RSCPA and police forces are now coming to light, thanks to FOI requests.

The charity’s ISA with Cumbria Police (PDF, 6.8MB) allows them to request access to vehicle information – and specifically includes “information held on the National Firearms Licensing Management System” (page 7).

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