GDPR consent emails (not the Club's)

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GDPR consent emails (not the Club's)

What's everyone doing: Responding, trying to check authenticity and then responding, ignoring... ?

ICO blog.

Guardian article suggesting some might be illegal.

Jonathan

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If the email contains a link, don't click it.

Lots of phishing going on using GDPR as a cover.

Fraser.

 

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We’re just completing the ones with whom we want to keep a relationship with. That said I completed the AA (automobile not anonymous) and told them to foxtrot oscar, due to their recovery pricing policy, forgetting the tintop is insured with them - oops!

The volume has increased significantly recently so need to double check not missed an important one.

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Massive opporunity to get removed from hundreds of mailing lists. I'm even not opting in to sites that I use, on the basis I'll re-register when I need to. 

These company's marketing lists are going to be decimated.

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Ignoring it. They are winding me right up.

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The challenging one for us is that we have an AOL email account and every few months get bombarded with spam originating from American companies. I’m convinced AOL are selling our details.

Any suggestions? I wondered how the law deals with companies outside the UK?

Ian

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If your contract with "AOL" is in the UK then it's fully subject to GDPR. 

I haven't seen an analysis of probable effects on ISPs. 

Jonathan

PS: Facebook have said that they see GDPR as a model for worldwide regulation...

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The GDPR applies to processing carried out by organisations operating within the EU. It also applies to organisations outside the EU that offer goods or services to individuals in the EU.

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I respond only to the ones I am expecting from known clients. A question I have (selfishly and not connected with the club) is how to deal with security who take details so that one can get admission to buildings. Banks and the big accountants are far worse than the Royal palaces.

I don't think they should store my data or use it.

Stephen Hubbard

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Another thing to watch out for - PistonHeads state the law is changing blah blah, however, you're automatically opt'd in and have to click on the link to unsubscribe.

I'm checking through them all now to see if any others have done this.

Just re-read Roger N's note on the matter and the same for our club - is there a difference between rules for a club/forum as opposed to a commercial business (I know you could argue the L7C is a commercial business but they're not ramming sales down everyone's neck)

Ian

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Ignoring them. 

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