Flybe fined £70,000 for breaching Privacy and Electronic Communication Regs

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  • FDOS_UK
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    Full story here

    Flybe fined £70,000 for breaking the PECR while trying to prepare for the GDPR

    As other forum users will know, I am very careful with data protection and this incident reminds of the need to take care.

    I have some sympathy with Flybe, since it appears they were not abusing the data, but trying to update it in anticipation of complying with the GDPR.


    1nfrequent
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    Interesting article. Like you, FDOS_UK, I have some sympathy for them here but I’d love to know if they did it on the advice of lawyers. My friend works for a public-facing company and had a similar issue. They were advised that if someone has opted out of receiving emails, then the best policy is to not send them any emails unless it directly related to a product issue (so they could send a product recall email but nothing else).

    Data Protection law is a minefield though.

    1F

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