Re: Because data protection
That's the thing with Data Protection, no one really understands it and hope you don't either.
I have had calls many times from people wanting to discuss something with me, they then drop the line "For Data Protection can you confirm your name...", and I'd tell them no. They say they need it to verify who I am, at which point I tell them that for Data Protection purposes I can't give out my personal information to someone who I don't know. They tell me who they are, and I give them a false name. Sometimes it's amazing how far the call can go when you say your name is John DeLorean, otherwise they get pissed off and hang up.