Why am I receiving unsolicited calls from a sales person? I have not given consent!

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.
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