Thursday, January 19, 2006

How secure are your details really?

I stumbled across this today when reading the small print of Camelot’s regulations on confidential information.

If you have consented to Camelot granting access to your personal information to selected third parties, you consent to their processing your personal information for the purposes of providing details of other products or services. Processing of your personal information by any third party will be in accordance with the privacy practices of that third party. Camelot will not sell your personal information to third parties.Your personal information may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area which may not have laws which offer similar protection to that offered to you under the Data Protection Act 1998 (the "Act") and you consent to such transfer and to the processing of your personal information in such countries.”

In other words Camelot has the right to pass all your details to every shark, crook and privacy invader who happens to be outside of the EU. I must admit I found this amazing – they could so easily have said, “and nor will we pass your personal information…..” Me thinks this needs following up.

And on a lighter note I see Pete Burns has had his “gorilla” coat confiscated by the police from the Big Brother house. I guess if it turns out to be genuine then he deserves everything he gets thrown at him – a very public display of personal information. Maybe he should sign up to Camelot next time rather than subject himself to Big Brother?

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