I’m So we now have GDRP and are constantly smoothered by all this data protection malarchy, how we are protected, what steps are being taken to protect us as clients, how we can protect ourselves, etc.
Obviously most of this new date protection has a lot to do with the devices we use and a lot to do with permissions we set on it.
My main point being…eventually, we will all bank with fintech mobile banking, giving them complete access to our smartphone devices, which in all honesty, to some of us, our whole life.
Do you really think our private data is as secure as were being told it is…?
BTW…actually, i can prove a certain case, recently I applied for starling bank, they accepted, sent me the card immediately, the next day they sent me a letter advising, they are closing my account and they do need to tell me why. I asked for a copy of my GDRP report, it arrived 2 weeks later, in form of a letter with with a few pages stapled together. They had 2 pictures of me, my passport and a selfie. The selfie they had on file was taken without my permission, as it was a selfie taken of me whilst I was abroad sitting on a white bed in a hotel, the selfie I sent was taken In the UK, sitting on my mother’s grey leather sofa.
Few days later, they performed a hard credit check on my file, without my permission. Lucky for me, the account was closed in good standing order with a green tick next to it as per my experien credit score, which is something most people in this community should also do, it will resolve soooooo many silly questions posted here, unless those questions, complaints or silly questions are to be taken as some form of indirect criticism