Spam Email Claims About GDPR Compensation

Published on: 9th July 2018

Well, it didn't take long - one of our colleagues has just received an entertaining / amusing / scary email (unsolicited, by the way!) headlined "You May Be Eligible for a GDPR Compensation Payment. Check Now."

So, as PPI winds down, look what's coming next - promises of compensation from any company currently holding your personal data if you - well, in this case, download a Claims Pack which doubtless just tells you what the rest of the email hinted at.  Under the new GDPR legislation, you (i.e. anyone) can raise a Subject Access Request against any organisation for free (in most circumstances - it used to be chargeable under the previous Data Protection Act).

OK - a reality check - this particular email was laughably amateur and in itself not GDPR compliant (it was spam and doesn't provide a proper unsubscribe mechanism) - but it is a portent of things to come.  The upshot - GDPR is not going away - it wasn't just about sorting out your Privacy Policy and (often unnecessarily) regaining consent against your marketing database.  It is an ongoing compliance requirement and you need to be prepared.

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PYXI GDPR Team: 9th Jul 2018 08:30:00