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Tom Otley

FDOS_UK – 25/08/2015 08:20 BST
Andrew66 – 25/08/2015 06:32 BST
Scanning the BP concerns me.
The barcode contains potentially quite a lot of personal data (e.g. FF number) and what is collected and how it is used is opaque – I will not let them scan the barcode as the info is encrypted.
I have always shown them the bar code and let them key in the flight number, if they wish, but scanning is a no-no.
So WHS and Boots can certainly key the number if they want to. I don’t care if manual entry takes longer than an automated scan – it’s my data, not theirs and they need to remember who is a revenue source and who is a cost centre 🙂
Collecting customer information without consent is against the data protection principles

Yes, and particularly worrying with the increase in hacking of personal data….

WHSmith ‘bug’ spreads customer data

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