Why am I receiving unsolicited calls from a sales person? I have not given consent!
If you have not given consent it could be that the business has scraped your contact data from public sources... or paid a data-broker who had done this. The fact is public data is not protected by data protection laws.
If you have no personal data which is public, it could be that the country which you live in has a clash in laws when it comes to 'freedom of press' versus ' a right to a private life'. This is the case in Sweden which means that personal data, such as name, address, telephone, etc., is public data and out of the control of the data subject. There is no solution for this now except to request to opt-out from the Data Protection Officer of the business which rang you. The email address of the DPO should be publicly available on their website.
If neither of the above apply it could be that the business is breaking the law.
What is a data subject?
Making GDPR compliance easy with Privasee · What Is A Data Subject A data subject is a natural person resident in an EU member state. And a natural person is from the moment you are born until the moment you die. Remember that privacy is an human ...
What is personal data?
Making GDPR compliance easy with Privasee · Personal Data Definition The legal definition for personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. Which is the data subject. An identifiable person is one who can ...
I am studying in UK but live in China, am I a data subject?
A data subject is an individual who lives in any of the EU countries. The individual does not need to be a permanent resident. A data subject can be a student from China who is living/studying at a university in Germany or another EU country. Even ...
What is sensitive data?
There is a subset of personal data that is called sensitive data. Sensitive data reveals racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, genetic data and biometric data, and data concerning ...
Who owns my personal data?
You own your personal data. When you share your personal data you are not giving it away. You are lending it to meet a specific need or purpose.