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GDPR and all that !

Postby Primrose » Fri May 25, 2018 2:12 pm

In the last 48 hours my email In box has been flooded with communications from all kinds of organisations who need to update me on their privacy policies and get me to continue "opting in" to receive their communications. I've actioned as appropriate and deleted the emails but I wish now I'd kept a record of them all somewhere, if only to remind me how many commercial/charitable/community type organisations I seem to have collected over the years.

It probably explains why like many of us on here, we seem to spend more and more time on screens these days !

I'm glad this exercise is over. Mr. Primrose and I have had to oversee this exercise for two local charitable/community organisations we're involved in and I really begrudge the pointless numbers of hours it has taken out of my life for seemingly no commensurate benefit in return. Talk about using a sledge hammer to crack a nut! :roll:
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Postby Geoff » Fri May 25, 2018 3:16 pm

I'm afraid I can't reply to that as it would breach my privacy policy.
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Postby Pa Snip » Fri May 25, 2018 4:09 pm

Well that's Brussels for you, bureaucracy Sprouting at its most infuriating.
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Postby tigerburnie » Fri May 25, 2018 4:14 pm

Pa Snip wrote:Well that's Brussels for you, bureaucracy Sprouting at its most infuriating.

Brussels sprouting eh...………….. 8)
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Postby Primrose » Fri May 25, 2018 4:19 pm

Pa - you should have been appointed Data Protection Commissioner. We might have had some more sensible versions of the policy emanating !!
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Postby Geoff » Fri May 25, 2018 4:50 pm

You've got to agree with the principle. It will be interesting to see if we still receive emails from people we have opted out from or not opted in to. We can't prove they've deleted our data. What are the rules for people we have never given details to?
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Postby Pa Snip » Fri May 25, 2018 6:05 pm

Primrose wrote:Pa - you should have been appointed Data Protection Commissioner. We might have had some more sensible versions of the policy emanating !!



:lol: "more sensible " !!!!!! :lol: from me !!!! Highly unlikely Primrose
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Postby Westi » Fri May 25, 2018 7:31 pm

I didn't even identify some of the sites that wanted me to opt in - does anyone think the companies they sold our information to also sent us requests? I was a bit confused when I got a request to opt into a fishing site, something in German & some American BBQ site. I like (don't) the ones that make you read the whole ruddy policy & have an opt out button no bigger than a microbe & hidden in the text.
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Postby peter » Fri May 25, 2018 7:40 pm

Geoff wrote:You've got to agree with the principle. It will be interesting to see if we still receive emails from people we have opted out from or not opted in to. We can't prove they've deleted our data. What are the rules for people we have never given details to?


If they hold sufficient data to identify you they should contact you.

Part of my day job and all these emails are a right pain, not actually neeeded in a flood now, just setup a mechanism to email based on time since gathered or last checked, whichever is more recent.

BTW you can't demand that HMRC stops contacting you. :wink:
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