GDPR Confusion: 7 Common Myths Busted

The day before the deadline for GDPR compliance, I received emails from 8 different companies asking for my consent for them to collect data about me. But I can’t even remember how I got on these vendors’ mailing lists, and I haven’t received any other communication from them lately. Obviously, they gathered my personal information for no purpose some time ago, realized at the last moment that they now fall under GDPR compliance and decided to do “something.” The irony is, according to the CEO of one personal data governance company, sending these “opt-in” emails is itself a breach of data protection rules. Moreover, it’s the most serious type of GDPR violation, punishable by the maximum fine.

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