Dubai a pri­vate place un­less it’s firms sell­ing your data

7 Days in Dubai - - DEAR 7 DAYS... -

In re­sponse to the let­ter ‘Enough with the SMS ad­ver­tis­ing’ (May 18), it seems in Dubai, there is a high re­gard for pri­vacy … un­less com­pa­nies can make money out of it, then your pri­vate data be­comes fair game to sell on as they please. When I took out my phone con­tract, be­fore I had even given my phone num­ber to my wife I was re­ceiv­ing junk, spam etc. The only peo­ple who knew my num­ber were me and my phone com­pany. How can I even trust my own phone provider? Now I get spam SMS mes­sages ev­ery day. Just an­other ex­pat Dubai TECOM, who work in DIC and DMC ever no­ticed the num­ber who like cross­ing the road at the base of the bridge con­nect­ing the two ar­eas? Some times it is smooth and peo­ple cross when there are no cars, but then there are ‘kind hearted driver’ who like to stop to let them cross. Keep in mind, peo­ple driv­ing on the bridge can­not see the end of the bridge and sta­tion­ary cars. There is a sig­nal and cross walk about 200m down the road. Don’t put your lives in dan­ger. Rob Dubai

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