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Subject: RE: UKNM: Mailing List Servers located overseas
From: John Enser
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 11:56:13 +0100

I am a lawyer, but I trust the Registrar too - we advise clients that email
addresses are personal data - no questions asked, open and shut case. There
are some trickier issues (cookies for one..)


-----Original Message-----
From: Craig Pickup [c [dot] pickupatdigitrade [dot] co [dot] uk (mailto:c [dot] pickupatdigitrade [dot] co [dot] uk)]
Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2000 1:45 PM
To: uk-netmarketingatchinwag [dot] com
Subject: Re: UKNM: Mailing List Servers located overseas

Charles asked:

>At 15:57 25/09/00 +0100, you wrote:
>>Um, well the last time I asked, email addresses are not deemed to be
>>personally identifiable data and hence you can do what you want with them
>>(within reason your privacy statement of course).
>>I have to admit I was surprised but both sources who told me are totally
>Any lawyers on the list care to give us the definitive answer to this
>tricky question as both ourselves and our client were advised otherwise

I am not a lawyer but the Data Protection Commissioner's site includes a
compliance note called "Internet: Protection of Privacy - Data Subjects"
which states:

"E-mail addresses are personal data. If you find yourself on a directory or
user list you can request to be omitted
from it.

"You can also ask not to be sent 'junk e-mail or SPAM' and where the sender
is based in the EEA they should
comply with your request."

That will do for me.

Craig Pickup

Digitrade Ltd
17 Gateway Business Centre
210 Church Road
London, E10 7JQ

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