“Would you like us to email you a receipt?”

When asked ‘would you like us to e-mail you a receipt?’, I always say no. I have a separate e-mail address for things of that ilk – online shopping confirmations etc., but I’m very ware of giving out my e-mail address, especially when those asking for the information are not 100% sure about how it will be used. Garreth Cameron’s article considers the full story.

ICO Blog

By Garreth Cameron, Group manager for Business and Industry.

e-receipt-blogOn the surface it’s a simple question increasingly being asked by high street retailers. But sometimes this simple question doesn’t tell the full story.

An e-receipt can be more convenient at times, but it is also a way for shops to collect personal data about their customers and send them marketing.

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