Category Archives: PECR

Consent, marketing and those pesky GDPR emails

In recent weeks many companies have been bombarding their customers with emails asking for consent to keep them on a mailing list or even to contact them ever again. We even received one from our regular printer! Such emails, saying … Continue reading

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Monitoring Staff Use of Social Networks: The Human Rights Implications

According to a recent FOI request made by BBC Radio 5 live, last year there was a rise in the number of UK council staff suspended after being accused of breaking social media rules. Many employers, both in the public … Continue reading

Posted in EU DP Regulation, PECR, Privacy, Protection of Freedoms Act, Social media, Surveillance | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Sell your friend’s email for £25!

It’s quite simple. You’ve just bought a product and the company who just sold it to you asks for a friend’s email so they can market to them. If they buy then you (and them) get a cheque for £25. … Continue reading

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Please call re ICO conference.

Working around the UK us Act Now speakers sometimes get messages or emails from the office staff.  If we can we pick these up and follow them up at lunchtime, coffee breaks etc. Last week I received once such message … Continue reading

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