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Tim in Scotland



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General Data Protection Regulations

I’ve just checked my spam folder in Hotmail (I also have a Me.com address that NEVER has any spam) and found that the phishers and spammers are using the verification requirement to get data out of you. Amoung 6 emails from legit organisations I had another 4 that were being sent from addresses that made no sense and were obviously spammers / phishers trying to grab data. Please if you are responding to the required confirmation emails that are required that are sent to you check the email addresses that they are being sent from, they may not be whomyou think they are, if in doubt just delete them and don’t respond. 2018 Melting Silver Mini Countryman PHEV on order for June delivery, bye bye Land Rover after 22 years and 11 LR products.....
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RRSTDV8



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Good advice Tim.

On the other side, I'm using the spate of " approve us" emails to finally get around to killing off the ones I'm subscribed to. Those ones that send "newsletters" every month etc. Just by not affirming your consent, they should stop sending them to you. Easier than going and following their unsubscribe routes. 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
2008 TDV8 - it was a labour of love and is much missed

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HughN



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Hitting "unsubscribe" just lets them know that e-mail address is still valid - not always a good thing. "I am never content until I have constructed a model of the subject I am studying. If I succeed in making one, I understand; otherwise I do not" - Lord Kelvin

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RRSTDV8



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Yeah, but ignoring their request for you to confirm that you want them to contact you means they delete you from their list. Or at least they should. No need to do anything. 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
2008 TDV8 - it was a labour of love and is much missed

Post #556862 Sat May 19 2018 12:58am
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HughN



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I'm not sure that companies in far-flung places like Papua New Guinea or Azerbaijan know, or are bothered by, having to comply with GDPR if they employ even one EU resident. "I am never content until I have constructed a model of the subject I am studying. If I succeed in making one, I understand; otherwise I do not" - Lord Kelvin

'06 RRS 2.7 TDV6 HSE
'14 D4 3.0 TDV6 HSE
Disco II Td5 - gone
Disco I V8 - gone
Disco I V8 - gone
[Plus two Freelanders I'd rather forget but my wife liked]

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HughN - companies in those far flung places need to comply of they have eu customers, not eu employees.

I agree it seems unlikely that they will care, although the fines are potentially quite large.

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HughN



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I think it's both: any data about EU citizens.

I won't bring politics into this, but I've learned the hard way not to criticise the EU. The Telegraph's book of unpublished letters contained two tongue-in-cheek letters of mine. These were [wrongly] taken as being pro-Brexit. My name is a Googlewack and I got loads of abusive e-mails. At least I didn't get the sort of actual threats I got when the local rag printed a letter saying how annoying the local fox population is. Rolling Eyes "I am never content until I have constructed a model of the subject I am studying. If I succeed in making one, I understand; otherwise I do not" - Lord Kelvin

'06 RRS 2.7 TDV6 HSE
'14 D4 3.0 TDV6 HSE
Disco II Td5 - gone
Disco I V8 - gone
Disco I V8 - gone
[Plus two Freelanders I'd rather forget but my wife liked]

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