Data protection

On the 25th of May this year new laws come into effect regarding data protection. One specific change, that could result in large swathes of the admin area of a certain railway modelling forum being hastily deleted, is described as follows:

“Part of the expanded rights of data subjects outlined by the GDPR is the right for data subjects to obtain from the data controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning them is being processed, where and for what purpose. Further, the controller shall provide a copy of the personal data, free of charge, in an electronic format. This change is a dramatic shift to data transparency and empowerment of data subjects.”

I’m sure there are several modellers who may well take the opportunity to read what is being, or has been, said about them in the admin and moderators’ private section of the forum. At the time of posting this blog entry the company concerned provides on its website a telephone contact number for all the main departments, except data protection.

I wonder why?

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About Bob Hughes

Ex railwayman, life long railway modeller, lover of real ale and spicy food.
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