I received a call from a telesales personnel informing me that they would give my family a free stay in selected hotels this morning.
I stopped him and asked how he got my mobile number. The personnel told me it’s given by my friend. I asked him to give my friend’s name. He said he couldn’t provide so because his management decided not to. I told him that they didn’t get my consent to get my contact info and how could they have right to decide not to tell me whom?
I then told him: “Do you know I have right to file a complaint about this from PDPA standpoint?”
And then I requested them to delete my info from their database.
To all my friends, I urge you to do the same when you receive calls from parties you haven’t dealt with or whoever manages to get your data/contact info without your consent.
We need to do our bit to give lessons to the businesses who misuse our data.
For a society to respect our data and privacy.