Will GDPR fuck up the "sign a petition against..." Trots?

Discussion in 'protest, direct action and demos' started by chilango, May 24, 2018.

  1. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    Back in the day signatures were annotated and used as a contact list. Presumably now the Trots will have to gain proper data consent when hawking their wares?
     
  2. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    In my experance its more like they sat in a bag for 6 months then got binned.
     
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  3. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    Was the bag secure? Is there a data retention schedule for how long before they're binned...
     
  4. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    I seem to remember hearing that some SWP bod once left a book full of memeber contact details in a phone box and some spet of fascist or far right type founs it.
     
  5. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge beneath the paving stones, a layer of hardcore

    It fucked up Aurora Watch, and that makes me sad. I don't use social media (except U75), so I won't be able to get Aurora alerts any more.

    :(
     
  6. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    I'I thought it was incorporated companies only?

    I probably know jack tbf.
     
  7. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    The version I heard involved him dropping his address book and running away from some approaching fash.

    A serious data breach that I trust was reported to the ico.
     
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  8. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge beneath the paving stones, a layer of hardcore

    "We’re very proud that AuroraWatch UK has always operated within the spirit of what the new GDPR is trying to achieve - we take privacy and data security very seriously. However, we face challenges demonstrating when consent was received to store the email addresses of some 20,000 legacy users. Furthermore, the GDPR could result in significant financial penalties in the event of data loss. The upshot of this is that we will be securely deleting your subscription email address shortly".
     
  9. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    Stop ruining my "fun".:mad:
     
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  10. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    The trots probably are incorporated, I wouldn't put it past them.
     
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  11. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    Maybe it is two separate insurances. I think the one I heard about was in Leeds.
     
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  12. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    The one I know of was in South Wales iirc.
     
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  13. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    Then there were the two BNP infiltrators. The SWP might as well just email there membership list to every far right group.
     
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  14. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    So long as they get explicit consent from everyone whoever signed a "petition against the Tories" I'm sure that'd be legit. Ish.
     
  15. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow daft apeth

    Can't you just resubscribe tomorrow?
     
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  16. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge beneath the paving stones, a layer of hardcore

    Sadly no; they're not going to do emails any more. It's too much hassle. They're keeping their website and social media accounts, but they don't want to store emails.
     
  17. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Yes. It wouldn’t be compliant to use personal data given for the purposes of signing a petition for the purposes of spamming you about conferences you don’t want to go to. They would also be required to tell you if they were storing your details anywhere and remove them on request.
     
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  18. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow daft apeth

    You just need to check the website every hour then. :thumbs:
     
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  19. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    That’s kind of depressing; it’s not hard to do this properly (they should have to begin with tbh) and putting updates for political groups on social is a shit way to do it and _much_ worse for privacy and data security. Not that this stops a lot of folk.

    People used to use RSS feeds for this but that’s increasingly out of fashion. Nobody can tell if you are reading from an RSS feed apart from your ISP.
     
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  20. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge beneath the paving stones, a layer of hardcore

    Aurora Watch lets you know if there's going to be Northern Lights.

    (I'd rather talk about Northern Lights than weird rape apologist cults).
     
  21. keybored

    keybored

    Or look at the sky!
     
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  22. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge beneath the paving stones, a layer of hardcore

    I need to reminded to do that, though.

    :oops:
     
  23. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Ah okay - well it’s still bad just practically tbh. Social is a poor medium for updates when everything apart from Twitter is displayed algorithmically based on who pays the most, and on Twitter one account gets drowned, unless you make sure to check just that one account regularly, at which point you might as well just check a website.
     
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  24. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge beneath the paving stones, a layer of hardcore

    Precisely. I did Twitter for a while. (And for some of that time I did enjoy it). But it's just overwhelming. And I ended up doing exactly what you say: looking at the websites.

    I also feel much more mentally well since giving it up.
     
  25. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    I really wish that RSS was still used widely, but the big net media companies have been trying to kill it off as much as possible. It’s a bit open standards and tracker/ad free. The net is now worse in many ways than it was ten years ago.
     
  26. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge beneath the paving stones, a layer of hardcore

    I use feedly every day. I'm often frustrated that stuff I want to add to it doesn't have a format that allows me to.
     
  27. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    If their website uses Wordpress, as many do, it may have an RSS feed active that exists without them even knowing about it. Or you could ask them to enable one.
     
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  28. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge beneath the paving stones, a layer of hardcore

    I had to manually unsubscribe from this one.

    I must have signed a petition at some point, though I can't remember what. But I have at no point been a member or a supporter (declared or private) of the Scottish Greens, so why they'd put me on such a list I don't know.

    IMG_2718.jpg
     
  29. 19force8

    19force8 For the avoidance of faith

    So anyone know what happened to 38 degrees?

    I used to be always getting emails from them and I've only just noticed that I haven't had any for ages.
     
  30. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge beneath the paving stones, a layer of hardcore

    I think they died out instead of the bees.
     

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