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    • menaistraits
    • By menaistraits 12th Jul 18, 5:47 PM
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    HSBC "the world is yours"
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    • 12th Jul 18, 5:47 PM
    HSBC "the world is yours" 12th Jul 18 at 5:47 PM
    Is anyone else a little annoyed with HSBC's "the world is yours"
    Is it legal to emblazon my/a customer's first names, as part of their, HSBC"S, Forex advertising campaign, across the outside of the envelope containing the advertising blurb they've sent out this week...I thought there were new laws/rules about data protection and privacy?
    Any other HSBC Premier customers had similar envelopes?
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    • ValiantSon
    • By ValiantSon 12th Jul 18, 6:04 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 6:04 PM
    I haven't seen the adverts, but with reference to your first name being on an envelope, this isn't a breach of GDPR. Your name is normally on envelopes, albeit not necessarily in a large font. You may not like what they have done, but it isn't illegal.
    • IanManc
    • By IanManc 12th Jul 18, 6:24 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 6:24 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 6:24 PM
    Is anyone else a little annoyed with HSBC's "the world is yours"
    Is it legal to emblazon my/a customer's first names, as part of their, HSBC"S, Forex advertising campaign, across the outside of the envelope containing the advertising blurb they've sent out this week...I thought there were new laws/rules about data protection and privacy?
    Any other HSBC Premier customers had similar envelopes?
    Originally posted by menaistraits
    I had a bumper post today - I got four letters!

    All of them had my name on the outside of the envelope!!!

    I am outraged.

    • huw01
    • By huw01 12th Jul 18, 6:32 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 6:32 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 6:32 PM
    What!!!8217;s the difference in having your name printed on the outside of an envelope in addition or in place of having it seen and displayed through a window in the envelope ? There would be an issue if it was your name and address printed on the envelope that somebody else!!!8217;s details on the letter. GDPR doesn!!!8217;t have any bearing on this issue I!!!8217;d say
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