posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 09:52 AM
As usual every year I have to re-train and brush up on my mandatory government learning modules
and this one GDPR and the data protection act.
So it just so happened I remembered this time to write a post and get a general consensus on if my thoughts on this subject are actually happening.
So it is the right of a data subject (me or you) to prevent data controllers (anyone collecting data on you) from directly using our personal data for
Now if that is the case then surely social media channels are in breach of our data protection laws.
As I cant keep count the number of times I have had marketing directed to me within minutes of having a conversation.
Our data , our posts, blog posts, comments , tweets are all collected by data controllers and key words extracted and ads targeted using clever
complex marketing algorithms , now am I right , are they directly using our data to target marketing campaigns on our browsers , our mobiles our
It appears to me that they are doing just that , any information we post on their site is our personal data, we agree to allow them to use it, but our
data protection rights afford us the right to prevent data controllers using that data for direct marketing !
What do you think ?