Unsolicited emails

Sid

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
Couple of years ago I had a quote from a broker for insurance.
So I furnished them with my contact details.

This person has left this firm and now works elsewhere, but low and behold given our renewal is coming up I get an email from them via the new firm.

Obviously a breach of GDRP,

What are people thoughts on employees taking contact lists with them when moving employment?
 

Exfarmer

Member
Location
Bury St Edmunds
Couple of years ago I had a quote from a broker for insurance.
So I furnished them with my contact details.

This person has left this firm and now works elsewhere, but low and behold given our renewal is coming up I get an email from them via the new firm.

Obviously a breach of GDRP,

What are people thoughts on employees taking contact lists with them when moving employment?
It may not be what you think, I believe there is some central list which distribute details of insurance renewals. Every time ours are due we get flooded with offers
 

Sid

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
It may not be what you think, I believe there is some central list which distribute details of insurance renewals. Every time ours are due we get flooded with offers
I don't think that is allowed anymore tbh.


This is the only email I have received, I have had phone call and post from other insurers I have had quotes from before.
 

delilah

Member
I think that GDPR is one of a long list of those things that get dreamt up in times of plenty, when everything is hunky dory with the world, and are quietly forgotten about once the sh!t hits the fan and minds are focused on what is actually important. Food, warmth and shelter. And health. Which, on balance, is a good thing.
 

Cowmansam

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Shropshire
I think that GDPR is one of a long list of those things that get dreamt up in times of plenty, when everything is hunky dory with the world, and are quietly forgotten about once the sh!t hits the fan and minds are focused on what is actually important. Food, warmth and shelter. And health. Which, on balance, is a good thing.
What
 
Short question. Could be a long answer !
I have done many of these cases over the years and they are often very contentious.
Employers don’t like their confidential information being, as they see it, actually stolen. The employee moving on needs to put bread on the table and work. A good sales person has most of what they need to know about customers filed in their brains. But can they use that information?
There is a tension and as ever it depends on the facts. An astute employer will have a contract which defines what a departing employee can and can’t do. Maybe there is a restriction against dealing with customers of the employee for 6 months. Or selling X in an area Y around a workplace. Those provisions may be so wide a court might find them unreasonable.
In one of my favourite cases my clients were videoed in their new business and there was lots of evidence as to what they were selling, and to whom. In my other favourite case involving emails, we had to get a court order to destroy all the paper copies and the computer hard drive. Our tech expert pressed a few buttons and all the data was permanently deleted.
Many employers don’t think about protecting themselves until the event happens, and then it is just damage limitation.
It is a big area of practice for many lawyers.
 

Tractorstant

Member
Location
Monaco.
I have just gone through this, left my old company, started my own, then get lawyers letters saying about "misappropriation of company data" That was fun! Sadly they had to eat humble pie as the client contacted me and wrote a letter to prove it. One Nil to the little guy!

But also, people can get data from all sorts of place if your details are in the public domain. Also you can't un-remember something. so if you are [email protected] then it's pretty easy with-out any GDRP'S rubbish.
 

Clive

Staff Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lichfield
Couple of years ago I had a quote from a broker for insurance.
So I furnished them with my contact details.

This person has left this firm and now works elsewhere, but low and behold given our renewal is coming up I get an email from them via the new firm.

Obviously a breach of GDRP,

What are people thoughts on employees taking contact lists with them when moving employment?

so many have completely ignored the GPPR laws

remember all the freebie ag mags asking readers to opt in ? apparently less than 10% did which would hsve killed these publications off

……… so they just ignored it all

there is a gdpr clause called “legitimate interest” basically you can email / contact anyone that “might” be interested in your product or service

ie GDPR achieved very little change
 

TheTallGuy

Member
Location
Cambridgeshire
In terms of GDPR you need to remember that there's a difference between "business to consumer" & "business to business" relationships which have far less protection.

so many have completely ignored the GPPR laws

remember all the freebie ag mags asking readers to opt in ? apparently less than 10% did which would hsve killed these publications off

……… so they just ignored it all

there is a gdpr clause called “legitimate interest” basically you can email / contact anyone that “might” be interested in your product or service

ie GDPR achieved very little change
"Legitimate interest" isn't quite as simple as that, besides which as soon as you tell them to pee off the "legitimate interest" is revoked.
 
"The GDPR is an EU Regulation and, in principle, it will no longer apply to the UK from the end of the transition period. However, if you operate inside the UK, you will need to comply with UK data protection law."
 

Top cereal and oilseed growers honoured at the Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2021

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Despite an average growing year for most crops, many growers managed to go above and beyond their predicted max yields, with Lincolnshire grower Tim Lamyman taking the top spots for his wheat yields and his world record breaking winter barley yield.

The highest cereal and oilseed yields achieved at harvest 2021 were announced at this year’s Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Awards on Wednesday 24th November at the Croptec Show. With award presentations by Tom Bradshaw, Vice President of NFU, 24 farms took home the evening’s top awards for highest yield and highest potential yield achieved for wheat, winter and spring barley, oats, and oilseed. The 2021 winners came from all corners of the UK, as well as from as far afield as Finland and New Zealand.

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