There have been many abuses of personal data, such as impossible-to-stop spam from legitimate organisations, analysing your personal data for dubious reasons, and using it for illegal purposes such as attempting to empty your bank account or sell your house. Some organisations legitimately holding key information on you (such as your name, address, and bank account details) have taken inadequate care of that information and it has ended up in the hands of criminals, with devastating consequences for the individuals targeted this way. Some cases have been very high profile, such as the harvesting of the personal data from Facebook by Cambridge Analytica. EU countries have agreed to increase your legal protection from May 2018, with the General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR). The GPDR became part of British law because as of May 2018 we were a member of the EU. After brexit the government may choose to keep that law, or they may scrap much or all your protection in the belief that it will help foster economic dynamism (ie selling your personal information to the highest bidder). Ahead of the introduction of the GPDR, Facebook transferred user data from the Republic of Ireland to the US, where there is a lower level of protection for you than there is in the EU.
Your Data With Push Bikes
Push Bikes takes data protection very seriously, making use of software tools designed to assist with meeting GDPR responsibilities, including encryption. Our use of MailChimp for membership management allows you to view and edit your key personal data, though we do have addition information stored to allow us to manage subscription renewal. However, as required by GDPR, that information is kept to an absolute minimum.
Please do contact us if you have any query about our use of your personal data. If we're getting something wrong, we'll fix it.
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