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[liberationtech] Buffoons stepping all over my privacy with muddy boots
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
> <mailto:dataprotection at amadeus.com>. I intend to send an e-mail
> and hope others do as well.
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 :) ).
> 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
>> 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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