The deadline is looming, and now those hoarding data in the shadows finally reveal themselves
It has been a particularly busy week for most, and it's only going to ramp up. You'll be sick of it. That famous phrase that is creeping up on all organisations that deal with any data concerning EU Citizens.
Everyone is currently quoting a certain actor every time the mail client dings.
Now the horde of notifications has one unintended consequence as thousands of firms scramble to be compliant by the deadline, and we as "users" of their services are currently racking their brains with three questions
- How does X have my information?
- Why do you still have my data?
- Who is this company?
It's going to be interesting to see how these firms explain themselves when you've never dealt with them, given your consent, or stopped being a customer years ago. Bring on the GDPR Subject Access Requests.
As usual - twitter brought an interesting case from a firm that should know better to avoid the limelight, more so with their current system migration issues:
— Sam Akroyd (@spammehuk) May 16, 2018