Kettle and pot
And this, coming from the ICO, the organisation whose policy department informed me two weeks ago that a company has a right to target me with direct marketing if they make this clear in their terms - despite my legal right under law to ask them to stop. And the same organisation that then informed me that a company cannot use civil law to deny me of the statutory rights afforded me by the DPA98 and then refused to discuss the matter further. Well if they can't use civil law to deny me of a DPA98 right, then how can their policy be correct?
The UK data Watchdog has left me totally confused and have made it clear that they refuse to discuss the matter further. They've also done the same thing with online marketing - telling me last week that online marketing in a logged in account area is not direct marketing but telling me this week that it is. They confirmed that Barclays are likely to be contravening my section 11 DPA98 request not to target me with direct marketing by displaying advertising banners on my online banking pages. But of course, the ICO won't take action against real companies - instead they prefer to bully and mock the public sector.
How they have the nerve to call another organisation daft is beyond me. They've gone right downhill in recent years. I assume that all the good staff have moved on and we're left with a bunch of jokers.