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"sensitive" documents found in street, GDPR?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rotty, May 21, 2019.

  1. Rotty

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Notts

    In town tonight and found a number of personal tenancy agreements / applications from a lettings agency blowing around the street

    these have names/addresses/phone numbers/ rent amounts on them

    don't want to be a **** but IMO this is out of order

    any idea where to report or what to do?
     
  2. NoobCannon

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 13, 2011

    Posts: 4,289

    Find the letting agents and pooh thru thier letterbox.

    Then post the documents back thru after wiping.
     
  3. Rotty

    Don

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    Location: Notts

    That sounds a very tempting proposition :p
     
  4. Stephanie Peterson

    Gangster

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    Newspapers, not only will you get someone fired and possible living on the streets but you can be famous for 5 mins and get some £££s

    I know what i would do but i am a right ****
     
  5. Pigeon_Killer

    Caporegime

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  6. kindai

    Soldato

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    Report it to the ICO, they take stuff like that really seriously.
     
  7. Rotty

    Don

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  8. Rotty

    Don

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    :D tbh I really don't want to cost anyone their job but TBH it's hard to say they don't deserve it
     
  9. Rotty

    Don

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    Thanks
     
  10. wolfie138

    Wise Guy

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    grass!
     
  11. 233

    Capodecina

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    the business should be grateful its just a report to the ico their getting, not angry clients beating their door down as they've been the victim of identity theft
     
  12. 200sols

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Hampshire

    Berate them on twitter
     
  13. EVH

    Don

    Joined: Mar 11, 2004

    Posts: 26,451

    Buy properties in the area
    Undercut the letting agency
    ????
    Profit
     
  14. Beerbaron

    Soldato

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    Look at it from the other perspective, someone has all their personal data exposed without their permission at no fault of their own.
     
  15. Diddums

    Capodecina

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    Estate agents you say? Go for the jugular. Fatality, flawless victory, the whole shebang. Make them suffer, the bottom feeding scum that they are.
     
  16. peterwalkley

    Mobster

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    Someone's going to be having their Gucci belt taken away for this.
     
  17. Dugganator

    Wise Guy

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    plot twist the poor estate agent, over work was rushing to a meeting to hopefully close a deal on a property, when suddenly was hit by a car in a hit and run. The estate agent crawling using the last bit of strength to reach these important documents as they blow across the street knowing the GDPR regs he was breaking at this exact moment. Everything goes dark. The estate agent wakes up in hospital finding out that they have been coma for six weeks, to find a few letters beside their bedside...no one is about and the nurses seem busy. With what little strength reaching and opening the letters to see what they are about, the first is a letter from work informing him that due to lost of personal data they have had to let him go. How will I pay the bill I'm still in hospital thank goodness I have my wife *opens second letter* its from his wife who has quit her job, sold all of his possessions and moved away to Cambodia with his best friend. FIN
     
  18. Rotty

    Don

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    most of the names were foreign so wasn't hard to find a couple of FB, tempted to let them know
     
  19. Rotty

    Don

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    If I knew how to use twitter :p
     
  20. Rotty

    Don

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    :p