Data collecting, storing, sharing or selling. And data breaches
Dear City of London Police,
am making a Freedom of Information request to find out the answers to the below
questions. Please provide your responses in electronic format. Thank you in advance for
your time spent answering them.
Can I have your records pertaining to sales of personal data from 2019 (01.01.2019) to 2020 (31.12.2020), including trading partners and money earned from transactions?
Do you use tracking cookies on your website, and can I have a list of third parties
that you share personal data with?
Have you received any complaints about how you handle personal data? This
includes collecting, storing, sharing or selling, as well as wider processing
practices. Please can I view records pertaining to these complaints for the years 2019 and 2020?
How many Subject access requests did you receive in the period 2019-2020,
broken down by year? What types of personal data did they typically receive? For
example email addresses, home address and telephone number?
How many data breaches have you experienced for the past 5 years (broken down by each year).
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Dear Hana Bednarova,
I am writing in response to your request for information, received 11th
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