GDPR

Discussion in 'Screwfix Trade Counters' started by Cwt, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. Cwt

    Cwt New Member

    Concerned about how Screwfix look after my name address, and what i've ordered.Everytime I go to my local trade counter other customers name, address and what they've ordered is plastered all over the counter.
    A opportunity for criminals you could say.
     

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  2. facilities

    facilities Guest

    That’s why I buy my Viagra at Boots
     
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  3. facilities

    facilities Guest

    Just banter cwt, our knowledgeable contributors will be along shortly :)
     
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  4. Wayners

    Wayners Active Member

    Gdpr = The right to be forgotten. Wiped off a system however they still need to keep the data on you safely locked away. They also need to secure your data but they need to have some data open so they can communicate with you. I'm not worried about name, address, telephone number ect being out in the wild as on my website anyway. That information is useless to criminals. It's all gone to hacking servers and tricking people to giving passwords and details over the phone
     
  5. sospan

    sospan Well-Known Member

    All the personal information is about name and address is freely available to everyone. There is far more valuable information posted on Facebook which is more use to criminals.

    It is nothing new, years ago all you had to do was chat with a local busy body whom would tell you all the goings on in a street, who has bought what and who is away.
     
  6. Wayners

    Wayners Active Member

    Relation got burglars while at a party posting pictures on Facebook.. Oh look at us on the lash not at home!
     
  7. sospan

    sospan Well-Known Member

    I had a similar debate with one of the wifes friends and pulled enough information from the web and her facebook book page to show where she lived all the family phone numbers, where she bank and had a mortgage with, where she and her husband worked, her friends and family, where her kids went to school and all their hobbies and sports.

    She was quite quite calm and "so what" until i told her there was enough information to answer any questions should I turn up at the kids school and say their mum and dad have been delayed and I have been sent to collect the children, give them tea and take them to their music lesson. Never seen so many emotions pass through a person so quickly.
     
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  8. Cwt

    Cwt New Member

    So when you next walk into Screwfix and there's next day delivery sheets all over the counter with customers that have ordered expensive powertools etc and their full name and address is on the sheet does anyone agree it could present opportunity's for criminals?
    It could be your names on the sheet after you've ordered a next day festool chopsaw at £600+ only to find it gets stolen from your home within 24hrs of owning it!
     
  9. Wayners

    Wayners Active Member

    Nah. Criminals just drive about looking for vans and bust in. My mate left his van unlocked as xxxx off with it brocken into all the time. One morning he went out and doors ripped off back even though it was not locked. Crooks know trades like a chippy with have £1000s worth of kit
     
  10. sospan

    sospan Well-Known Member

    Not really, most burglaries are opportunist. A guy isn't going to walk into a Screwfix store and deliberately try and read those labels on the counter, then memorise an address, go home and work out where the power tool is located, plan to rob it not knowing who is in the house, how big the guy - or sometimes a more scary female, whether they have a dog or if the tool is in the house, van, shed etc.

    More likely thieves will drive around the streets looking for vans and to target.

    It isn't something to be worried about having address labels on show
     
  11. Cwt

    Cwt New Member

    Point is GDPR was brought in to eliminate all this.
    By rights your breaching it leaving a customer's address on show on your van passenger seat.
     
  12. sospan

    sospan Well-Known Member

    No, and I took part in writing the original principles of the DPA in the 80's and have worked in policing that and other laws for a very long time .....
     
  13. Cwt

    Cwt New Member

     

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  14. Pollowick

    Pollowick Well-Known Member

    You need to tell your local library to lock up the electoral register then!
     
  15. sospan

    sospan Well-Known Member

    And ?

    I don't think you understand that a name and address are not confidential data unless it relates to something else that is confidential e.g. medical or specific financial information. The only exceptions are people on a restricted list e.g. VIP's, people under threat or violence.

    Likewise, it is not an offence to take pictures of people (and children) in a public place without their permission.
     

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