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[liberationtech] Buffoons stepping all over my privacy with muddy boots

The Dod unclezzzen at gmail.com
Sat Mar 3 03:15:34 PST 2012


On 03/02/2012 11:45 PM, Renee Lloyd wrote:
>
> /"Personal data will be processed in accordance with applicable local 
> law and regulations regarding data privacy.*Personal data will be 
> processed, stored and disclosed only for business purposes as 
> described below*. We may use your data for the following purposes: - 
> *to provide you with the highest possible level of service and to help 
> you to obtain the best service from our website*; - for other 
> administrative purposes and for internal analysis; and - to 
> participate as part of a survey or to get feedback. Non-personal data 
> may be used to compile and analyze travel trends and/or other 
> demographic information."/
>
...

> / "If you are a travel and tourism customer, we will disclose your 
> data to our partners for fulfillment of your booking request or other 
> booking related requests. We will not disclose your data to any third 
> parties except where necessary for the purposes of fulfilling any 
> bookings, booking related requests, credit checks or fraud prevention, 
> *or as otherwise described in this statement.* We may disclose your 
> information if required by any applicable law, subpoena, or 
> regulation. We may also disclose your data to third parties and 
> professional advisors acting on our behalf who are obliged to keep 
> that data confidential."/
>
Thanks for filtering out the smoke and mirrors, highlighting what it 
actually boils down to. Amazing.


> The  site also directs individuals with concerns or questions about 
> the privacy policy to send an email to: dataprotection at amadeus.com 
> <mailto:dataprotection at amadeus.com>.     I intend to send an e-mail 
> and hope others do as well.
>
Thanks.
I'll do that to (maybe they'll even erase my info).

When I have some time (the flight change is due to a time consuming 
crisis), I think I'll open a page somewhere telling the story and urging 
people to write to them as well (unless eff/aclu/etc. beat me to it :) ).

Cheers,
The Dod

>
>
>
>
> On 2012-03-02, at 9:43 AM, The Dod wrote:
>
>> I've just changed the date of a flight, and got an email from the 
>> airline that also gave a link to my flight details at a site called 
>> checkmytrip.com <http://checkmytrip.com>
>> It's SSL, but that's where the cargo cult ends.
>> This url doesn't seem to contain anything with entropy, and leads to 
>> a page showing flight details, weather, and... my name, email address 
>> and 2 phone numbers.
>> OK. The airline leaked this someone without my consent, and even if 
>> they have a privacy policy, too late for me to read it.
>> But it gets better.
>> They have a "share this" option. Mail/twitter/facebook. I tried mail 
>> from/to trash mailboxes, and I get the exact same url I got.
>> ZOMG. I could have twoten my identity all over the galaxy if I was a 
>> wee bit less concentrated.
>>
>> What's the procedure in such cases? How do I make this info disappear 
>> from that site without too much pain for me? Assuming they do that, 
>> how big is the threat of this info leaking to whoever checkmytrip are 
>> wheeling and dealing with?
>> I mean, do I need to change my name and phone numbers? :)
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