More junk in the Mail
ROYAL Mail has been bombarding homeowners with junk mail after finding personal details about them online, say campaigners.
The Stop Junk Mail group said the company beats data protection laws by addressing mailshots to “the householder” instead of using the person’s name.
They claim Royal Mail uses the tactic to target ads about its redirection service to people moving home.
Royal Mail had moaned the new GDPR data laws would make it harder to send unsolicited mail.
Robert Rijkhoff of Stop Junk Mail said: “It’s clear Royal Mail is buying people’s personal data from a secret list broker.”
Data watchdogs say buying lists of names and addresses is legal.
The postal giant refused to reveal the identity of the firms supplying its data about householders, but said “like many companies, we send targeted mailings to customers with services we think they may value”. DESSERT maker Seb Cole has taken inspiration from his seadside location by crafting Chip-flavoured ice cream in Brighton.
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